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Lewellen in Garden County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Wagon Ruts

 
 
Wagon Ruts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2015
1. Wagon Ruts Marker
Inscription.
This ravine started as a set of wagon ruts cut through the grass and soil by heavy iron-shod wheels. It is but one example of the long interaction between man and the environment in this region.

This walk to the top of the hill has been surfaced so that modern foot traffic will not further erode this historic hillside. Please stay on the trail.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 41° 15.784′ N, 102° 6.892′ W. Marker is in Lewellen, Nebraska, in Garden County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 26, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Windlass Hill section of 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. Wagons in the West (within shouting distance of this marker); Rough Going (within shouting distance of this marker); Oregon Trail (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Descent of Windlass Hill (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named The Oregon Trail
Wagon Ruts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2015
2. Wagon Ruts Marker
The ravine that resulted from the wagon ruts can be seen behind the marker.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Oregon Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Windlass Hill Pioneer Homestead (approx. 1.5 miles away); School District 55 (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewellen.
 
More about this marker. The left side of the marker features a picture of a wagon wheel making a rut in the ground.
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
Wagon Ruts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2015
3. Wagon Ruts Marker
Wagon Ruts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2015
4. Wagon Ruts Marker
The Oregon - California Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2015
5. The Oregon - California Trail
Wagon Ruts image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 3, 2015
6. Wagon Ruts
 
 
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 242 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 17, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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