Early Campsites and River Crossings
A branch of the Overland Route paralleled Lodgepole Creek into Nebraska. This waterway is possibly the longest "creek" in the United States, flowing over 150 miles from its origin in the mountains of Wyoming to join the South Platte River. The width of the Lodgepole Valley suggests that the creek was once much larger than the quiet stream seen here today.
Location. 40° 57.647′ N, 102° 23.045′ W. Marker is in Ovid, Colorado, in Sedgwick County. Marker is on U.S. 138 just east of 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ovid CO 80744, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sugar Town (here, next to this marker); Fort Sedgwick (here, next to this marker); See and Do,Off the Byway (approx. 0.2 miles
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 574 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 19, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.