This Pony Express station bears the name of explorer Captain James H. Simpson, a Camp Floyd topographical engineer, who stopped here in 1858 while laying out an overland mail route between Salt Lake City and California. The availability of excellent water made Simpson Springs one of the most prominent stations in the West Desert of Utah.
George Chorpenning established his second mail station at this site in 1858, which was later used by the Pony Express and the Overland Stage.
The current building is a replica, built in 1975 by the Future Farmers of America under the direction of the Bureau of Land Management.
There is a herd of wild horses in the area adding to the history of the land.
The diagonal light coming from the base of the Milky Way is called Zodiacal light.
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