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

The De Roin & Oregon Trails

 
 
The De Roin & Oregon Trails Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2011
1. The De Roin & Oregon Trails Marker
Inscription.
Byway 136 was designated the Heritage Highway in part because of the many historic trails that are now part of it. You are standing on the historic De Roin Trail. The De Roin Trail began at the Missouri River port town of Brownville on the eastern edge of Heritage Highway and passed through Beatrice to Alexandria where it connected with the Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail and Pony Express route intersect near Fairbury and both are commemorated at Rock Creek Station State Historical Park just south of Jansen.
 
Erected by Heritage Highway U.S. Highway 136 Byway.
 
Location. 40° 15.964′ N, 96° 45.13′ 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. River Town Development (here, next to this marker); Homesteading: The Cry was Free Land!!! (here, next to this marker); Railroads: Union Pacific & Burlington Northern (here, next to this marker); Founding of Beatrice, Nebraska Territory
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
(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. Historical Trails Across Gage County, Nebraska. (Submitted on September 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Oregon National Historic Trail. (Submitted on September 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Heritage Highway U.S. Highway 136 Byway. (Submitted on September 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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