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Beatrice in Gage County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Railroads: Union Pacific & Burlington Northern

 
 
Railroads: Union Pacific & Burlington Northern Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2011
1. Railroads: Union Pacific & Burlington Northern Marker
Inscription.
Railroads played a key role in the development of the Heritage Highway corridor. Trains brought settlers and goods west to the new towns and took farm products back to market. As times have changed and transportation has evolved, many railroad depots in the Heritage Highway corridor have been converted to historical museums or have been torn down completely. The 1906 Burlington Northern Depot now houses the Gage County Historical Society Museum, while the Union Pacific Depot that once faced it has been razed. A pavilion commemorating the Union Pacific Depot has been erected on the original site.
 
Erected by Heritage Highway U.S. Highway 136 Byway.
 
Location. 40° 15.963′ N, 96° 45.128′ W. Marker is in Beatrice, Nebraska, in Gage County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Street (U.S. 136) and 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west on Court Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beatrice NE 68310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Homesteading: The Cry was Free Land!!! (here, next to this marker); The De Roin & Oregon Trails (here, next to this marker); River Town Development (here,
Heritage Highway U.S. Hwy 136 Markers in Beatrice image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Heritage Highway U.S. Hwy 136 Markers in Beatrice
next to this marker); Founding of Beatrice, Nebraska Territory (within shouting distance of this marker); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); Gage County Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Civil War and Spanish War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Beatrice Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Beatrice.
 
Also see . . .
1. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. (Submitted on September 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Union Pacific Railroad. (Submitted on September 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Nebraska's Heritage Highway U.S. Hwy 136 Byway. (Submitted on September 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Pavilion at Union Pacific Depot Location image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2011
3. Pavilion at Union Pacific Depot Location
Former Burlington Route Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2011
4. Former Burlington Route Railroad Depot
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 470 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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