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Big Springs in Deuel County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Waterman Sod House

 
 
Waterman Sod House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, December 12, 2011
1. Waterman Sod House Marker
Inscription.  The Wallace W. and Libby King Waterman sod house, located nine miles north of here on the Day Road, was built about 1886. The original dwelling had three rooms. In 1925 it was enlarged and remodeled by Virgil and Helen Burke Waterman, and the sod walls were covered with concrete. The family lived in the house until 1989, and it was donated to the Deuel County Historical Society in 1993. The house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by Deuel County Historical Society/Nebraska State Historical Society. (Marker Number 383.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
 
Location. 41° 3.72′ N, 102° 4.513′ W. Marker is in Big Springs, Nebraska, in Deuel County. Marker is at the intersection of Railroad Street (State Highway 138) and Pine Street on Railroad Street. This marker is located in Railroad (Eiker) Park. Touch for map
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. Marker is in this post office area: Big Springs NE 69122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sam Bass and the Big Springs Robbery (here, next to this marker); Phelps Hotel (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Pony Express (about 500 feet away); The Lone Tree (about 600 feet away); The Big Spring (approx. ¼ mile away); South Platte Station (approx. 4 miles away); Deuel County Nebraska (approx. 4.3 miles away); Keith County Nebraska (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Big Springs.
 
Also see . . .  Wallace W. Waterman Sod House - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 9, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Waterman Sod House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, December 12, 2011
2. Waterman Sod House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 851 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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