“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Garden County, Nebraska

Clickable Map of Garden County, Nebraska and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Garden County, NE (14) Arthur County, NE (1) Cheyenne County, NE (4) Deuel County, NE (15) Grant County, NE (1) Keith County, NE (29) Morrill County, NE (20) Sheridan County, NE (5)  GardenCounty(14) Garden County (14)  ArthurCounty(1) Arthur County (1)  CheyenneCounty(4) Cheyenne County (4)  DeuelCounty(15) Deuel County (15)  GrantCounty(1) Grant County (1)  KeithCounty(29) Keith County (29)  MorrillCounty(20) Morrill County (20)  SheridanCounty(5) Sheridan County (5)
Oshkosh is the county seat for Garden County
Adjacent to Garden County, Nebraska
      Arthur County (1)  
      Cheyenne County (4)  
      Deuel County (15)  
      Grant County (1)  
      Keith County (29)  
      Morrill County (20)  
      Sheridan County (5)  
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1Nebraska, Garden County, Lewellen — 15 — Ash Hollow
On U.S. 26.
Ash Hollow was famous on the Oregon Trail. A branch of the trail ran northwestward from the Lower California Crossing of the South Platte River a few miles west of Brule, and descended here into the North Platte Valley. The hollow, named for a . . . Map (db m2503) HM
2Nebraska, Garden County, Lewellen — 160 — Ash Hollow Geology
On U.S. 26.
Ash Hollow is a focal point for understanding the geologic history of the Central Great Plains prior to the onset of the Great Ice Age. It is the type locality of the Ash Hollow Formation, named by Henry Engelmann after a visit in 1858–1859. . . . Map (db m2505) HM
3Nebraska, Garden County, Lewellen — Descent of Windlass Hill
Near U.S. 26, on the right when traveling south.
Here, covered-wagon travelers faced the most difficult terrain since their departure from Missouri. One man said: “I cannot say at what angle we descend, but it is so great that some go so far as to say ‘the road hangs a little past the . . . Map (db m87335) HM
4Nebraska, Garden County, Lewellen — Oregon Trail
Near U.S. 26, on the right when traveling south.
Marked by the State of Nebraska 1912 Windlass Hill entrance to Ash HollowMap (db m86674) HM
5Nebraska, Garden County, Lewellen — Oregon Trail
On U.S. 26, on the right when traveling north.
Marked by the State of Nebraska 1912 Trail 30 feet eastMap (db m86675) HM
6Nebraska, Garden County, Lewellen — Rough Going
Near U.S. 26, on the right when traveling south.
The Way West -- The Oregon Trail For the wagon-traveler, the road from Independence, Missouri, to the Far West was “2,000 miles, one step at a time.” Wagon Brakes The most common wagon brake was the rough-lock. It slowed the . . . Map (db m87757) HM
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7Nebraska, Garden County, Lewellen — School District 55
Near U.S. 26, on the left when traveling south.
Residents of the district built this stone schoolhouse in the summer of 1903. Rock quarried from the nearby hillsides was hauled in and laid in lime and sand mortar. A nearby rancher donated the quarried lintels above the doors and windows. This . . . Map (db m87322) HM
8Nebraska, Garden County, Lewellen — 403 — The Battle of Blue WaterNebraska Historical Marker
On U.S. 26, on the right when traveling east.
On September 3, 1855, the U.S. Army’s 600-man Sioux Expedition, commanded by Col William S. Harney, attacked and destroyed a Lakota village located three miles north on Blue Creek. The fight became known as the Battle of Blue Water, sometimes the . . . Map (db m51218) HM
9Nebraska, Garden County, Lewellen — The Oregon Trail
Near U.S. 26, on the right when traveling south.
      Travelers reached this point over the trail you see stretching out across the prairie to the southeast. They left the last real settlement at Westport Landing or at Independence, some 600 miles from here. Most of them took about 40 days to . . . Map (db m87332) HM
10Nebraska, Garden County, Lewellen — Trading Post
Near U.S. 26, on the left when traveling south.
      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 . . . Map (db m87326) HM
11Nebraska, Garden County, Lewellen — Wagon Ruts
Near U.S. 26, on the right when traveling south.
      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 . . . Map (db m87337) HM
12Nebraska, Garden County, Lewellen — Wagons in the West
Near U.S. 26, on the right when traveling south.
Under a picture of a large covered wagon: The Conestoga was a heavy freight wagon. Very few passed over the Oregon Trail because of the rough terrain. Under a picture of a travelers in a Prairie Schooner: Thousands of . . . Map (db m87760) HM
13Nebraska, Garden County, Lewellen — 130 — Windlass Hill Pioneer Homestead
On U.S. 26.
The stones surrounding this marker are the remains of the homestead dwelling of Reverend Dennis B. Clary, a pioneer Methodist Minister, who received final patent for his homestead Mar 22, 1899. Mr. Clary was born September 1st 1822, in Maryland . . . Map (db m2501) HM
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14Nebraska, Garden County, Lisco — The Mormon Pioneer Trail
On U.S. 26.
Fleeing heated religious and political hostility and persecution, many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (widely known as Mormons) abruptly fled their homes in Nauvoo, Illinois in February 1846. Unprepared for the cold of . . . Map (db m3705) HM
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Apr. 2, 2023