Near Crofton in Cedar County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Great Missouri River
The Missouri, the continent's longest river, figures prominently in the unfolding of America's saga. Flowing nearby in its 2,341 - mile course from the Rocky Mountains to the Mississippi, the Big Muddy is not only loaded with sediment but steeped in stories about American Indians, Lewis and Clark, fur traders, and steamboat captains.
The Missouri River's role in the settlement of the Great Plains is celebrated in two free-flowing portions that Congress set aside as Missouri National Recreational River. Unlike the dammed and channelized sections, these river segments provide opportunities to pursue outdoor activities within one of America's great historic settings.
Missouri National Recreational River
Erected by National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 42° 49.713′ N, 97° 24.322′ W. Marker is near Crofton, Nebraska, in Cedar County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 81 1½ miles south of 898th Rd.. Touch for map. This marker is located at the Corps of Discovery Welcome Center behind the main building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 89705 US-81, Crofton NE 68730, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the Historic Missouri Valley (a few steps from this marker); Meeting the Yankton Sioux (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scenic Missouri Valley (about 400 feet away); Meridian Highway (about 400 feet away); Pierre Dorion, Sr. (approx. 2.8 miles away in South Dakota); Courthouse Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away in South Dakota).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
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