Fremont in Dodge County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Mormon Pioneer Trail
The pioneers reached the valley of the Great Salt Lake July 24, 1847. Between that date and 1869, when the railroad reached Utah, approximately 80,000 persons followed the old trail to the mountains. Nearly 6,000 died and were buried along the way.
Funds for this marker were provided by Mr. and Mrs. Dan V. Stephens of Fremont.
Erected May 22, 1950
Erected 1950 by Washington County Historical Society – Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association. (Marker Number 117.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mormon Pioneer Trail marker series.
Location. 41° 26.116′ N, 96° 29.415′ W. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Overland Emigrant Trails (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fremont's First City-Owned Parking Lot (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dodge County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail. (Submitted on August 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Dodge County, Nebraska, History. (Submitted on August 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 698 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.