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Near Trenton in Hitchcock County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Old Texas Ogallala Trail

1869 - 1885

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2014
1. Old Texas Ogallala Trail Marker
Inscription.
In memory of the cattlemen who drove their herds from Texas to Ogallala Nebr and the northern ranges.

 
Erected 1934 by Nebraska State Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 10.7′ N, 101° 2.131′ W. Marker is near Trenton, Nebraska, in Hitchcock County. Marker is on State Highway 34 near County Route 363, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NE 69044, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Massacre Canyon (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Leavenworth and Pike’s Peak Express (approx. 10.8 miles away); Culbertson (approx. 11.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is about a mile west of the intersection of US 34 and SR 25.
 
Also see . . .  The Texas Trail - Diggin In. Several factors contributed to the extension of the Western Trail to Ogallala, Nebraska. First of all, an influx of farmers and ranchers to Kansas and Nebraska caused cattle driving to be pressed further west. Various trespassing and quarantine laws were enacted to keep Texas cattle out of the area. Ogallala
Old Texas Ogallala Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2014
2. Old Texas Ogallala Trail Marker
became a promising new cow town due to the stringent laws enacted in the east.
(Submitted on December 4, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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