Samuel S. Buckland was a true pioneer. He settled here in 1859, began a ranching operation, established a station for the Overland Stage Company and operated a tent hotel. He also constructed the first bridge across the Carson River downstream from Genoa.
During 1860, Sam built a large log cabin and married Miss Eliza Prentice. In that same year Buckland's Station served as the assembly point for the volunteer units that took part in the Pyramid Lake Indian War.
In 1864 he opened a store and dispersed goods to travelers, neighbors and the soldiers at nearby Fort Churchill. He later constructed the large two-story house presently located on the site from materials obtained at the dismantling of the Fort.
Sam and his family are buried at Fort Churchill.
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