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Lewellen in Garden County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Oregon Trail

 
 
Oregon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2015
1. Oregon Trail Marker
Inscription.
Marked by
the State of
Nebraska
1912

Windlass Hill
entrance to
Ash Hollow

 
Erected by State of Nebraska.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 41° 15.695′ N, 102° 6.933′ W. Marker is in Lewellen, Nebraska, in Garden County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 26, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in the Windlass Hill section of Ash Hollow State Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Lewellen NE 69147, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Descent of Windlass Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Oregon Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wagon Ruts (about 600 feet away); Wagons in the West (about 700 feet away); Rough Going (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Oregon Trail (approx. half a mile away); Windlass Hill Pioneer Homestead (approx. 1.5 miles away); School District 55 (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lewellen.
 
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Oregon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2015
2. Oregon Trail Marker
Marker at Ash Hollow image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2015
3. Marker at Ash Hollow
Looking Down Windlass Hill image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2015
4. Looking Down Windlass Hill
The descent down Windlass Hill was extremely difficult for the westward pioneers. The ground still shows evidence of the passing of their wagons.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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