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Bridgeport in Morrill County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Mormon Pioneer Camp

 
 
Mormon Pioneer Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 22, 2014
1. Mormon Pioneer Camp Marker
Inscription. Brigham Young and his company of Mormon Pioneers camped about 1,000 feet west of this point May 24, 1847. They were enroute from Nauvoo, Illinois and Winter Quarters, Nebraska to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake, which they reached July 24, 1847.
The Mormon Trail was on the north side of the river and the Oregon Trail on the south side.
 
Erected 1938 by Morrill County, Nebraska, Historical Society, Oregon Trail Memorial Association & Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association. (Marker Number 79.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mormon Pioneer Trail marker series.
 
Location. 41° 40.779′ N, 103° 5.75′ W. Marker is in Bridgeport, Nebraska, in Morrill County. Marker is on Main Street (Route 26/385) near Brown's Creek Road (underpass), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bridgeport NE 69336, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bridgeport, Nebraska (approx. half a mile away); Oregon Trail (approx. 1.7 miles away); Guiding Landmarks (approx. 2.2 miles away); Camp Clarke Bridge and Sidney-Black Hills Trail
Mormon Pioneer Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 22, 2014
2. Mormon Pioneer Camp Marker
(approx. 3.8 miles away); Courthouse and Jail Rocks (approx. 5.5 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. Mormon Trail
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 35 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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