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By Duane Hall, July 7, 2013
Central Platte Valley Marker
Nebraska (Dawson County), Cozad — 182 — Central Platte Valley
Here in Dawson county, much of the early history is concerned with the pioneer trails to the west. The Mormon Trail to Utah and the first transcontinental railroad passed through here on the north side of the Platte River; the Oregon Trail and the . . . — Map (db m68060) HM
Nebraska (Dawson County), Cozad — 17 — The 100th Meridian
The 100th longitudinal line west of Greenwich was the major goal set by Congress in building the first transcontinental railroad. Construction of the Union Pacific track reached the Meridian on October 5, 1866. To celebrate this record-breaking . . . — Map (db m123869) HM
Nebraska (Dawson County), Gotenburg — 350 — Swedish Crosses Cemetery
One of the many Swedish settlements in Nebraska during the late nineteenth century was north of Gothenburg in northwestern Dawson County. An enduring symbol of this settlement is Swedish Crosses Cemetery, where three children of Mr. and Mrs. Berg . . . — Map (db m62797) HM
Nebraska (Dawson County), Gothenburg — Dissected Loess Plains
has been designated a --------------------------- National Natural Landmark --------------------------- This site possesses exceptional value as an illustration of the nation’s natural heritage and contributes to a better understanding of man’s . . . — Map (db m86774) HM
Nebraska (Dawson County), Gothenburg — Original Pony Express Station1854
Erected on the Oregon Trail, four miles east of Fort McPherson, Lincoln County, Nebraska, and used as fur trading post and ranch house. 1860 – 61 Used as Pony Express Station. 1862 – 1931 Used as Overland Trail Stage Station, dwelling, . . . — Map (db m86773) HM
Nebraska (Dawson County), Gothenburg — The Pony Express
      This old station once stood on the upper 96 Ranch west of here and south of the Platte River, on the original Pony Express route. It was moved and restored by Gothenburg Post No. 64, American Legion. Erected by the Gothenburg Chamber of . . . — Map (db m86775) HM
Nebraska (Dawson County), Gothenburg — The Road to Zion
From the late 1840s through the 1860s, an exodus of more than 70,000 Mormons passed by here on their way to their “New Zion” in Utah. Starting from Nauvoo, Illinois in February 1846, the first group of at least 13,000 Mormons crossed . . . — Map (db m86778) HM
Nebraska (Dawson County), Lexington — M2 Bradley Fighting VehicleHeartland Museum of Military Vehicles
This vehicle, not a true tank, is built by FMC Corporation. Named after General Omar Bradley, it first appeared in 1978. It is powered by a Cummins 500 hp, V-8, Diesel engine with a supercharger. The transmission is built by General Electric. The . . . — Map (db m92688) HM
Nebraska (Dawson County), Lexington — M60A1 Main Battle TankHeartland Museum of Military Vehicles
This tank weighs 53 tons with crew and equipment. The armament is one 105 mm main gun, a 7.62, co-axial machine gun and a .50 caliber m85 machine gun on the commanders cupola. The hull and turret are homogeneous steel castings.

The tank is . . . — Map (db m92690) WM

Nebraska (Dawson County), Lexington — Plum Creek Railroad Attack
Here, on August 7, 1867, a band of Southern Cheyennes, led by Chief Turkey Leg, wrecked a west-bound Union Pacific freight train and handcar which preceded it. The engineer and fireman were killed and the boxcars looted and burned. One of the . . . — Map (db m120893) HM
Nebraska (Dawson County), Overton — 221 — The Tobin Indian Raid
Railroads played an important role in the settlement of the Great Plains. Their construction was particularly damaging to the Indian way of life, since railroads helped the military to patrol rapidly along their lines, and villages and farming . . . — Map (db m101854) HM

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