Stagecoach Station 15   Stagecoach Station 15  

In early times, the Leavenworth and Pikes Peak Stagecoach Line ran through the site of Norton. Stations along the route provided food, lodging, and fresh teams of horses. New York Times publisher Horace Greeley spent the night of May 24, 1859 at Station 15 near Norton. Other famous travelers of the old west also stopped here, including Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and Roy Bean.

There's a replica of Station 15 in the roadside park beside Highway 36. Inside it's equipped with period furnishings and mannequins in historical costumes. It's free and can be viewed 24 hours a day. There's also a tourist information booth in the same park.

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