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Omaha in Douglas County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Fort Omaha Quartermaster Depot

Fort Omaha Walking Tour

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., February 17, 2012
1. Fort Omaha Quartermaster Depot Marker
Inscription.

Even after the 1869 completion of the transcontinental railroad, the Army relied on mules and wagons to outfit its isolated posts. The Department of the Platte, headquartered at Fort Omaha, paid over $700,000 to acquire and transport troops and freight.

Most of the freight, often purchased from Omaha businessmen, passed through the Omaha Quartermaster Depot. Supplies for the 1876 Little Big Horn campaign against the Sioux moved up the Missouri River from Omaha to General Crook in Wyoming. Millions of dollars in Indian annuities also passed through Fort Omaha.
 
Erected by Metropolitan Community College, Historical Society of Douglas County, and Nebraska Committee for the Humanities. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Location. 41° 18.293′ N, 95° 57.64′ W. Marker is in Omaha, Nebraska, in Douglas County. Marker is on West Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is north of Building 21, on the Metropolitan Community College Campus. Marker is in this post office area: Omaha NE 68111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Omaha Hospital (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ordnance Magazine (about 700 feet
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By William Fischer, Jr., February 17, 2012
2. Fort Omaha Quartermaster Depot Marker
away); Fort Omaha Headquarters Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Omaha Fire Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Omaha (approx. mile away); Fort Omaha Post Exchange and Gymnasium (approx. mile away); Fort Omaha Officers Row (approx. mile away); History of Fort Omaha (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Omaha.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Fort Omaha. (Submitted on August 6, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fort Omaha. (Submitted on August 6, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Metropolitan Community College. (Submitted on August 6, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. AnimalsForts, CastlesWar, World IWars, US Indian
 
Fort Omaha Quartermaster Depot Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 17, 2012
3. Fort Omaha Quartermaster Depot Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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