Fremont in Dodge County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
— Union Pacific Blazes Trail to Future —
The Union Pacific reached Fremont in 1866. The new Union Depot was erected at a cost of $50,000 and gave the approach to the city a dignified and completed appearance, with its winding gravel walks, grass and flower plots and wide frontage.
As a center for some 23 passenger trains and 36 daily mails, with an even larger number of freights, the necessity of good depot accommodations was readily seen.
When the handsome new Union Depot was erected, the Union Pacific Railroad realized the need for a new freight depot to keep in touch with the progress and improved appearance in that portion of the city, and erected one at a cost of $10,000. In addition, they extended the capacity of the freight yards and added more track. The Union Pacific arguably has had the greatest influence toward the building of the city of Fremont.
Erected by MainStreet of Fremont, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 41° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 453 North Main Street, Fremont NE 68025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fremont's First City-Owned Parking Lot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dodge County Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); Overland Emigrant Trails (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mormon Pioneer Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away).
Also see . . . Fremont and Dodge County History. (Submitted on August 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.