Lewellen in Garden County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Windlass Hill Pioneer Homestead
The wagon road used at that time is still visible nearby. The Oregon Trail passed here and the area surrounding the house was used by early travelers to repair damage caused by the hazardous trip down Windlass Hill.
This site was used July 29-30, 1967, as the state setting for the “Ash Hollow Centennial Pageant” when a nearby sod house was reconstructed. Funds from the successful historical event provided this Marker.
Erected 1967 by Ash Hollow Centennial Assocation and Nebraska Historical Society. (Marker Number 130.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society, and the Oregon Trail marker series.
Location. Touch for map. The marker is located in the lower parking area for the Ash Hollow State Historic Parks, Windlass Hill area. Marker is in this post office area: Lewellen NE 69147, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. School District 55 (approx. ¼ mile away); Trading Post (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ash Hollow (approx. 1.1 miles away); Oregon Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ash Hollow Geology (approx. 1.2 miles away); Wagon Ruts (approx. 1.5 miles away); Rough Going (approx. 1.5 miles away); Wagons in the West (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewellen.
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