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Gering in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Oregon Trail Memorial

 
 
Oregon Trail Memorial Marker plaque image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, June 12, 2014
1. Oregon Trail Memorial Marker plaque
Inscription.  Honoring these and all the thousands who lie in nameless graves along the trail. Faith and courage such as theirs made America. May ours preserve it.
 
Erected 1942 by Katahdin Chapter, D. A. R.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker memorial is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Oregon Trail series lists.
 
Location. 41° 48.345′ N, 103° 49.801′ W. Marker is in Gering, Nebraska, in Scotts Bluff County. Marker is on Robidoux Road (also known as Robadeau Pass Road), on the right when traveling west. The marker is located inside a fenced area containing 5 graves of unknown Oregon Trail travelers. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gering NE 69341, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robidoux Trading Post (approx. ¼ mile away); Robedeau Trading Post (approx. ¼ mile away); Robidoux Pass (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Robidoux Trading Post (approx.
Oregon Trail Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, June 12, 2014
2. Oregon Trail Memorial Marker
2.9 miles away); Fort Mitchell, 1864-1867 (approx. 6 miles away); Oregon Trail (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Bullwhackers (approx. 6.3 miles away); Traces of the Trail (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gering.
 
More about this memorial. The Oregon Trail Memorial is a bronze tablet and a round bronze Oregon Trail Memorial disc set in a stone.
 
Also see . . .  Basic Facts About the Oregon Trail. (Submitted on November 8, 2014.)
 
Oregon Trail Memorial Marker with the graves image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, June 12, 2014
3. Oregon Trail Memorial Marker with the graves
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2014, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2014, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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