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Red Cloud in Webster County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Cottonwood Tree - 1871

 
 
Cottonwood Tree - 1871 Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, June 20, 2015
1. Cottonwood Tree - 1871 Marker
Inscription. This cottonwood was planted in front of the first business in this location, the Taylor Hotel, a log building which catered to buffalo hunters. The upper one half story was a dormitory and in the lower level their food was served. The menu featured mush and buffalo meat.
 
Location. 40° 5.323′ N, 98° 31.226′ W. Marker is in Red Cloud, Nebraska, in Webster County. Marker is at the intersection of W. 4th Avenue (U.S. 136) and N. Cedar Street, on the right when traveling east on W. 4th Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Red Cloud NE 68970, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cather Childhood Home (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1871 Red Cloud 1971 (about 500 feet away); Red Cloud Volunteer Fire Department Bell (about 500 feet away); Grace Episcopal Church (about 800 feet away); 1871 Webster County 1971 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Burlington Depot (approx. 0.8 miles away); Willa Cather Memorial Prairie (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Landmarks
 
Cottonwood Tree - 1871 Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, June 20, 2015
2. Cottonwood Tree - 1871 Marker
So, Where is the Tree?? image. Click for full size.
By James King, June 20, 2015
3. So, Where is the Tree??
William Kathman, lifelong resident of the Superior area, says that the tree was where the lighter colored patch is in the sidewalk now.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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