Near Sutherland in Lincoln County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Great Platte River Road
Erected by Department of Roads and Historical Land Mark Council. (Marker Number 110.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Great Platte River Road marker series.
Location. 41° 8.483′ N, 101° 5.413′ W. Marker is near Sutherland, Nebraska, in Lincoln County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 80 at milepost 159. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sutherland NE 69165, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Great Platte River Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); Crossing the Overland Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Purple Heart Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker is located at the westbound (northside) Sutherland rest area on Interstate 80.
Also see . . . The Great Platte River Road - Wikipedia. The Great Platte River Road was the convergence point for the Trapper's Trail, the Oregon Trail, the Mormon Trail, the California Trail, the Pony Express route, and the military road from Fort Leavenworth to Fort Laramie across Nebraska. The Road, which extended from the Second Fort Kearny to Fort Laramie, was utilized primarily from 1841 to 1866. Currently regarded as a sort of superhighway of its times, the road has been referred to as "the grand corridor of America's westward expansion." (Submitted on October 5, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.