The Big Spring
Despite truckloads of rock dumped in the spring to curb the flow, it continues to run. In 1962, the Big Spring Garden Club beautified the spring and park area. In 1997, the community and South Platte Schools worked together on a renovation that included walkways, a new bridge, and tree plantings.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Oregon Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
Location. 41° 3.897′ N,
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lone Tree (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Pony Express (approx. 0.2 miles away); Phelps Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sam Bass and the Big Springs Robbery (approx. ¼ mile away); Waterman Sod House (approx. ¼ mile away); South Platte Station (approx. 4 miles away); Deuel County Nebraska (approx. 4½ miles away); Keith County Nebraska (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Big Springs.
Additional keywords. Oregon California Trail
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 855 times since then and 120 times this year. Last updated on January 9, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.