Fremont in Dodge County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
—Union Paciﬁc Blazes Trail to Future —
The Union Pacific reached Fremont in 1866. The new Union Depot was erected at a cost of $50,000 and gave the approach to the city a dignified and completed appearance, with its winding gravel walks, grass and flower plots and wide frontage.
As a center for some 23 passenger trains and 36 daily mails, with an even larger number of freights, the necessity of good depot accommodations was readily seen.
When the handsome new Union Depot was erected, the Union Pacific Railroad realized the need for a new freight depot to keep in touch with the progress and improved appearance in that portion of the city, and erected one at a cost of $10,000. In addition, they extended the capacity of the freight yards and added more track. The Union Pacific arguably has had the greatest influence toward the building of the city of Fremont.
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Location. 41° 26.019′ N, 96° 29.771′ W. Marker is in Fremont, Nebraska, in Dodge County. Marker is on Main Street near 5th Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 453 North Main Street, Fremont NE 68025, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within Fremont's First City-Owned Parking Lot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dodge County Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); Overland Emigrant Trails (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mormon Pioneer Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away).
Also see . . . Fremont and Dodge County History. (Submitted on August 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.