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Ogallala in Keith County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Highways 26 and 92

The Western Trails Scenic and Historic Byway

 
 
Highways 26 and 92 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 9, 2011
1. Highways 26 and 92 Marker
Inscription. U.S. Highway 26 and Nebraska Highway 92 were designated as Nebraska’s first scenic and historic byway in 1998. The byway begins in Ogallala and goes north and west past Lake McConaughy to Scottsbluff-Gering and the Wyoming border.

Through the Nebraska Panhandle, Highways 26 and 92 follow portions of the historic emigrant and Pony Express trails of the Great Platte River Road. The Western Trails Scenic and Historic Byway links such noted trail landmarks as Ash Hollow, Courthouse and Jail Rocks, Chimney Rock, and Scott’s Bluff.
 
Erected by Ogallala/Keith County Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 10.)
 
Location. 41° 7.529′ N, 101° 43.177′ W. Marker is in Ogallala, Nebraska, in Keith County. Marker is on North Spruce Street near West Second Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 198 North Spruce Street, Ogallala NE 69153, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pony Express (within shouting distance of this marker); California Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Union Pacific (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mormon Trail

Highways 26 and 92 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 9, 2011
2. Highways 26 and 92 Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Interstate 80 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Standard Oil Gas Station (about 300 feet away); The Lincoln Highway (about 400 feet away); The Great Platte River Road (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ogallala.
 
More about this marker. This marker is no. 10 for the Historic Walk of Fame in Ogallala, NE.
 
Also see . . .  Nebraska Scenic Drives: Western Trails Scenic and Historic Byway - TLC. (Submitted on December 21, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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