History of Wickahoney, Owyhee County, Idaho
This history is quoted from
Wickahoney (also spelled Wickahony) was a stage stop. It was also once the home of the Dunning family, who established a ranch there in 1887, near Wickahoney Springs. It had a functioning post office and had ranches nearby. It provided a welcome rest along the stage route from Mountain City, Nevada to Mountain Home, Idaho
The stage stop was built in the late 1890s and fell into disrepair and disuse when a change in the route was made in the 1930s.
City Directory, 1898
Directory of Residents and Businesses
Ben Buncel, rancher
C.L. Buncel, rancher
Lafayette Clark, ranchere
Dow Dunning, postoffice and rancher
Joseph Harvey, rancher
Fred Heller, rancher
John Job, rancher
Joe Marchbanks, rancher
Frank Riddle, rancher
George Riddle, rancher
Grant Riddle, rancher
U.D. Riddle, rancher
George Roberts, rancher
William Ryan, rancher
A.W. Stone, rancher
Dick Stone, rancher
William J. Tindall, rancher
Hobart Wilson, rancher
From the website http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=688187 of pictures taken in 2006.
The final picture shows a more recent and permanent grave marker. It says, “Joshua Dunning, 1842-1909. Margaret Dunning, 1868-1913. Baby Dunning, 1894, Unknown Miner, 1910.
Findagrave.com – http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2308424 – does not include the unknown miner.
1900 U.S. Federal Census
The residents of the ranching areas of Wayland and Wickahony are enumerated in the Bruneau precinct in the 1900 census.
Wickahoney Stage Stop, Desert Hideaways (http://idahoptv.org/outdoors/shows/deserthideaways/wickahoney.cfm)
A Historical, Descriptive and Commercial Directory of Owyhee County, Idaho, January 1898. Silver City, Idaho: Press of the Owyhee Avalanche, 1898.
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