The Great Platte River Road
Beginning in the early 1840s, thousands of people began crossing the continent to settle in the Oregon country. Their wagons followed the south bank of the Platte and North Platte Rivers en route to South Pass in the Rockies. Emigrants often described the Platte as a mile wide and inches deep, treacherous to ford, and too muddy to drink.
Erected by Ogallala/Keith County Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 2.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Great Platte River Road marker series.
Location. 41° 7.555′ N, 101° 43.076′ W. Marker is in Ogallala, Nebraska, in Keith County. Marker is at the intersection of East A Street and West Second Street on East A Street. Click for map. This
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Great Platte River Road (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pony Express (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Standard Oil Gas Station (about 500 feet away); Highways 26 and 92 (about 500 feet away); End of the Texas Trail (about 500 feet away); California Hill (about 600 feet away); The Mormon Trail (about 700 feet away); The Union Pacific (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Ogallala.
Also see . . . The Great Platter River Road - Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 20, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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