On Perkins Road (State Highway 2) just east of County Road 57, on the left when traveling east.
In the spring of 1942 the U.S. Army selected a site one mile south of here for an airfield. The dry climate and open landscape afforded ideal flying conditions. Ample water, cheap land, and Alliance’s new power plant, new hospital, and railroad . . . — — Map (db m178807) HM
On Box Butte Avenue just south of West 18th Street, on the right when traveling south.
By the mid-1880s the Sandhills had become an important cattle-raising region. The extension of the Burlington and Missouri Railroad westward through the Sandhills in 1877-1888 made ranching more profitable by making more accessible eastern markets. . . . — — Map (db m178801) HM
On State Highway 87 at Dodge Road (State Highway 7E), on the right when traveling north on State Highway 87.
A flat-topped hill to the southeast was named Box Butte by early cowboys and travelers. This area is part of the Box Butte Tableland, semi-arid short grass country that stretches far to the west.
Box Butte has given its name to the creek that flows . . . — — Map (db m89342) HM