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Big Springs in Deuel County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Lone Tree

 
 
The Lone Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 12, 2011
1. The Lone Tree Marker
Inscription. A replica of [the] cottonwood tree known as the Lone Tree Station ½ mile from this point. 18 feet in diameter over 100 years old. Said to be the largest from Omaha to Denver.

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.
 
Erected 1985.
 
Location. 41° 3.792′ N, 102° 4.61′ W. Marker is in Big Springs, Nebraska, in Deuel County. Marker is on West Second Street. Touch for map. This marker is located on West Second Street, between Oak and Maple Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Big Springs NE 69122, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 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 (about 600 feet away); The Big Spring (about 600 feet away); The Pony Express

The Lone Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 12, 2011
2. The Lone Tree Marker
The Big Springs railroad station is in the background.
(about 600 feet away); Phelps Hotel (about 700 feet away); South Platte Station (approx. 3.9 miles away); California Hill (approx. 5 miles away); Oregon Trail (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Big Springs.
 
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The Big Springs Railroad Station. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 12, 2011
3. The Big Springs Railroad Station.
This building has been relocated.
The Big Springs Railroad Station. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 12, 2011
4. The Big Springs Railroad Station.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 534 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 2, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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