At a rest area along US Highway 93 in the middle of nowhere, Nevada, a historical marker tells the story of the ghost town of Schellbourne, which was a town and mail station on the famed Pony Express line. The town sat four miles to the east of the rest area.
The Pony Express station formed first in 1860 and lasted just a year. A path from the parking lot leads to a silhouette of a rider on his horse. Interpretive panels along the path have information on the Pony Express.
Later on in the 1870s, a town developed after silver ore was discovered nearby. Over 500 people lived in Schellbourne until 1885, when the ore was depleted. The town is now part of a private ranch.
Another panel at the rest area commemorates the historic Lincoln Highway, which once ran along this stretch of US 93.