The Mormon Pioneer Trail
Following a rough trace blazed by earlier explorers, fur traders and missionaries, this pioneering group began laying out a route to the West that would later be used by thousands of other Mormons and Forty-niners. These first pioneers established ferries, campsites, bridges and supply depots - improvements that earned the route its name "The Mormon Trial."
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Mormon Pioneer Trail series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1846.
Location. 41° 20.551′ N, 95° 57.735′ W. Marker is in Florence, Nebraska, in Douglas County. Marker is on North 30th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Omaha NE 68112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Meeting House for the Saints (here, next to this marker); The Florence Mill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Florence Mill (about 400 feet away); The Road to Zion (about 400 feet away); From Indian Lands to the Golden Gate (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Little Town That Dreamed of Greatness (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Bank of Florence (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mormon Pioneer Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on November 14, 2015, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.