Gateway to the Northern Platte Valley
Northwest of Ash Hollow on Blue Water Creek was the site of a significant Indian battle in 1855. Often known as the Battle of Ash Hollow, this fight resulted in the defeat of Little Thunderís band of Brule Sioux by United States Troops under General William S. Harney.
Erected by Nebraska Department of Roads/Nebraska State Historical Society. (Marker Number 98.)
Marker series. This marker
Location. 41° 7.211′ N, 101° 36.226′ W. Marker is near Ogallala, Nebraska, in Keith County. Marker is on Interstate 80, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ogallala NE 69153, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ogallala and the Platte Valley (here, next to this marker); Court House Rock, Chimney Rock and Scottís Bluffs (here, next to this marker); The Great Platte River Road (approx. 6 miles away); a different marker also named The Great Platte River Road (approx. 6 miles away); End of the Texas Trail (approx. 6 miles away); Highways 26 and 92 (approx. 6 miles away); Standard Oil Gas Station (approx. 6 miles away); The Pony Express (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ogallala.
Regarding Ash Hollow. This marker is located at the Roscoe Rest Area on the north side of Interstate 80.
Also see . . . Ash Hollow - Nebrasla State Historical Society. "Historically, Ash Hollow was a notable milestone of the California Road. Here at long last was an abundant supply of firewood, and the most copious supply of pure water this side of the Missouri River. Here were often found peaceful encampments of Sioux Indians." (Submitted on December 18, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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