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Red Cloud in Webster County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Burlington Depot

 
 
Burlington Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 22, 2014
1. Burlington Depot Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1897, the main section of Red Cloud's Burlington Depot contained sleeping quarters on the second floor, and freight room, agent's office, and waiting room below. The building was moved here from its site near the tracks directly south of its present location. Depots and trains played a significant role in Willa Cather's life and writings, symbolizing both escape to the world and the door through which the world came to Red Cloud. Restored and donated by the Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Educational Foundation.
 
Erected by the Nebraska State Historical Society. (Marker Number 262.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 40° 4.637′ N, 98° 31.295′ W. Marker is in Red Cloud, Nebraska, in Webster County. Marker is at the intersection of Welsch Street and South Seward Street, on the right when traveling west on Welsch Street. Touch for map.
Burlington Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 22, 2014
2. Burlington Depot Marker
Marker is in this post office area: Red Cloud NE 68970, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Red Cloud Volunteer Fire Department Bell (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cather Childhood Home (approx. 0.7 miles away); 1871 Red Cloud 1971 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cottonwood Tree - 1871 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); 1871 Webster County 1971 (approx. one mile away); Willa Cather Memorial Prairie (approx. 5.1 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 14, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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