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Gibbon in Buffalo County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Soldiers Free Homestead Colony

In Memory Of

 

—April 7, 1871 —

 
The Soldiers Free Homestead Colony Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2012
1. The Soldiers Free Homestead Colony Monument
Inscription.

Erected by the descendants of the Soldiers Free Homestead Colony, to honor and perpetuate their names, for their courage and self sacrifice in their pioneering. They arrived in Gibbon, Nebraska, April 7, 1871, by Union Pacific Railroad, seeking homesteads granted by the government.

[Roster of Colony Members and Honorary Members]

 
Erected by the Descendants of the Soldiers Free Homestead Colony.
 
Location. 40° 44.883′ N, 98° 50.696′ W. Marker is in Gibbon, Nebraska, in Buffalo County. Marker is at the intersection of LaBarre Street and 1st Street, on the left when traveling south on LaBarre Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gibbon NE 68840, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Memorial Tree (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Buffalo County Court House (about 500 feet away); Gibbon (about 500 feet away); Nebraska Centre - Boyd Ranche (approx. 1.4 miles away); D. E. "Mac" McGregor (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Gibbon
The Soldiers Free Homestead Colony Monument Dedication image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2012
2. The Soldiers Free Homestead Colony Monument Dedication
(approx. 2.9 miles away); Joseph E. Johnson and the Huntsman’s Echo (approx. 6.1 miles away); Shelton Pioneers (approx. 6.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gibbon.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Soldier's Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon NE. (Submitted on December 17, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Gibbon, Nebraska. (Submitted on December 17, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Buffalo County NE Historical Information. (Submitted on December 17, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
The Soldiers Free Homestead Colony Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2012
3. The Soldiers Free Homestead Colony Monument
The Soldiers Free Homestead Colony Girl Scout Troop 189 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2012
4. The Soldiers Free Homestead Colony Girl Scout Troop 189 Marker
Possibly for a monument re-dedication in June 1966
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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