Gary, Steve, Cat & Jim


this place is well secluded
Not much left of Fort Ruby

there's a natural spring here
One of two remaining Buildings

at least the trees are getting water
This is the only other Building

Fort Ruby was built in 1862   to protect the Overland Mail Route (pony express) and the emigrant travelers from Indian raiders.  Most army outposts of this time were built in remote areas, but this post was classified by the army as the "worst post in the west".   In 1869 the completion of the transcontinental railroad brought an end to the pony express, and the need for this fort.  Fort Ruby was closed in 1869.

well, at least we have lots of firewood
Gary finds a two man saw Blade

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