Black Buttes Snapshot

Left: a black and white photo of men dressed in suits in front of a building labeled 'Bitter Creek' Right: people in various outfits stand around and inside a horse drawn wagon. Text reads:'located about 27 miles East of Rock Springs, the tiny hamlet of Black Buttes was once an overland stage station, a Union Pacific Railroad stop, and home to several coal mining operations. From 1890 to 1919, it had its own post office. During its stage stop years it was noted that 'creek water here so bad that oatmeal was added by the station cook to hide the alkali taste.' Nothing is left now of Black Buttes but the remains of a few building foundations.'