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Nebraska City in Otoe County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Steam Wagon

 
 
Steam Wagon Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2013
1. Steam Wagon Marker
Inscription.
Invented and owned by
Joseph R. Brown of Minnesota
Manufactured by
John A. Reed of New York
Landed at Nebraska City
from Steamer West Wind
July 12 - 1862
Started for Denver, self-propelled
July 22 - 1862
Disabled and abandoned seven miles out.

 
Erected 1914.
 
Location. 40° 40.216′ N, 95° 51.138′ W. Marker is in Nebraska City, Nebraska, in Otoe County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Street and the railroad tracks, on the left when traveling south on 6th Street. Touch for map. Monument is adjacent to the former railroad depot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 725 South 6th Street, Nebraska City NE 68410, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pioneer Masons of Nebraska Territory (approx. 0.6 miles away); First United Methodist Church Original 1855 Wall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mother Church of Methodism in Nebraska (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mother Church of Nebraska Methodism (approx. 0.6 miles away); Nebraska City Volunteer Fire Dept. (approx. 0.7 miles
Steam Wagon Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2013
2. Steam Wagon Marker
away); This ELI Windmill (approx. mile away); Earth Lodge Villages (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hunter, Watchdog and Faithful Friend (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nebraska City.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  "Nebraska City's Steam Wagon," in Nebraska History (1998), by Lass. (Submitted on July 21, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Steam Wagon Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2013
3. Steam Wagon Marker
Looking southwest
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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