“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Grand Island in Hall County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Old California Overland Trail

Old California Overland Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles T. Harrell, June 29, 2011
1. Old California Overland Trail Marker
Inscription.  Extensively traveled by immigrants during the Gold Rush to California in 1849 and by the pioneers of this locality in 1857.
Erected 1923 by Hall County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
Location. 40° 52.93′ N, 98° 22.484′ W. Marker is in Grand Island, Nebraska, in Hall County. Marker is at the intersection of Tech Drive and U.S. 34 on Tech Drive. Located at the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Island NE 68801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Pawnee: Prairie Town Builders, Pawnee History (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Earth Lodge Design and Construction (about 300 feet away); Mormon Trail (about 400 feet away); La Grande Isle (approx. 1½ miles away); Original Home of the Stolley Family (approx. 1½ miles away); Oldest Remaining School House (approx. 1½
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miles away); Grand Island Public School Bell (approx. 3.1 miles away); Pioneer Park (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Island.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 699 times since then and 50 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 29, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 2, 2022