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Gothenburg in Dawson County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Dissected Loess Plains

 
 
Dissected Loess Plains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2015
1. Dissected Loess Plains Marker
Inscription.
has been designated a
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National
Natural Landmark
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This site possesses exceptional value as an illustration of the nationís natural heritage and contributes to a better understanding of manís environment.
1987
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior

 
Erected 1987 by National Park Service.
 
Location. 40° 55.989′ N, 100° 9.56′ W. Marker is in Gothenburg, Nebraska, in Dawson County. Marker is on 15th Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located on 15th Street between Avenue E and Avenue F. Marker is in this post office area: Gothenburg NE 69138, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Original Pony Express Station (a few steps from this marker); The Pony Express (a few steps from this marker); The Road to Zion (a few steps from this marker); Swedish Crosses Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away); The 100th Meridian (approx. 10Ĺ miles away).
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Dissected Loess Plains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2015
2. Dissected Loess Plains Marker
Dissected Loess Plains contain loess (wind blown silt) deposits that are among the thickest (200+ feet) in North America.
Dissected Loess Plains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 6, 2015
3. Dissected Loess Plains Marker
An original Pony Express Station can be seen behind the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 6, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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