Near Bushnell in Kimball County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
discovered the Highest Point of Nebraska
in October 1951 using a WW1 altimeter.
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During a return trip to St. Louis he became ill near the North Platte River and eventually died. The bluffs along the river were named Scott’s Bluffs in his memory and served as a landmark for people making their way west.
Erected by Highpointers Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Landmarks.
Location. 41° 0.465′ N, 104° 1.886′ W. Marker is near Bushnell, Nebraska, in Kimball County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Interstate 80 and Beech Avenue (in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming). Take I-80 exit 401 in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. Drive south on Beech Avenue (WY-164) for a little over nine miles. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bushnell NE 69128, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Corner Common to Nebraska and Wyoming on the Colorado State Boundary (approx. 1.2 miles away in Colorado); Geology Shaping History (approx. 11.7 miles away in Wyoming); Old Texas Trail (approx. 12.3 miles away in Wyoming).
More about this marker. Panorama Point is located on the High Point Bison Ranch, which permits visitors to drive to the site as long as they take care to avoid the ranging bison and pay an entrance fee.
Also see . . .
1. State’s highest point: Visiting Panorama Point near Bushnell. Panorama Point, also known as Constable Mountain, in southwestern Kimball County is the highest natural point in Nebraska, having been recognized as such more than 70 years ago when it was found by Art Henrickson and Claude Aiden using a World War I altimeter. The elevation makes it the 20th highest high point among the 50 states. (Submitted on February 18, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Panorama Point (Wikipedia). It is located near the point where Nebraska and Wyoming meet on Colorado's northern boundary. Despite its name and elevation, Panorama Point is (Submitted on February 18, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Panorama Point. Though the State of Nebraska is home to many buttes and even the southern terminus of the Dakotas' Badlands, its highpoint is in the middle of a nearly featureless field just over 1 mile away from the borders of Colorado and Wyoming. (Submitted on February 18, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
4. Panorama Point (facebook). (Submitted on February 18, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 18, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.