Lewellen in Garden County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
† † † In 1854, the Federal Government hired contractors to carry the mail over the old trail to Salt Lake City and onto California. They built a mail station at Ash Hollow.
† † † Most of these mail stations became trading posts, carrying a small stock of food, liquor and hardware for sale to passing emigrants.
† † † In April of 1855, Little Thunderís band of Brule Sioux raided and burned this station. Materials recovered from this site by archeologists tends to confirm that it was the mail station. These items are on display at park headquarters.
Location. 41° 17.237′ N, 102° 6.941′ W. Marker is in Lewellen, Nebraska, in Garden County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 26, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in Ash Hollow State Historical Park. Marker is in this post office area: Lewellen NE 69147, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. School District 55 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Windlass Hill Pioneer Homestead (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ash Hollow (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ash Hollow Geology (approx. one mile away); Oregon Trail Rough Going (approx. 1.7 miles away); Wagon Ruts (approx. 1.7 miles away); Wagons in the West (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewellen.
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 17, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.