The Lone Tree
Landmark for Pony Express, Org. and Calif. Trails, Emigrants Overland Stage and railroads.
Evidence showed that Sam Bass gang after they heldup express train devided [sic] $60,000 and cooked their meal, this took place in 1877.
Known as Lovers Tree, children played under it, hit by lightning 3 times 1 year. Cut up for fire wood 1931-33.
Dedicated Sept. 18, 1985
Memorial to the Big Springs Pioneers.
Location. 41° 3.792′ N, 102° 4.61′ W. Marker is in Big Springs, Nebraska, in Deuel County. Marker is on West Second Street. This marker is located on West Second Street, between Oak and Maple Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Big Springs NE 69122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sam Bass and the Big Springs Robbery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Waterman Sod House
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 599 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.