“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 Big Springs, Nebraska

Clickable Map of Deuel 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> Deuel County, NE (16) Cheyenne County, NE (12) Garden County, NE (17) Keith County, NE (29) Perkins County, NE (2) Sedgwick County, CO (32)  DeuelCounty(16) Deuel County (16)  CheyenneCounty(12) Cheyenne County (12)  GardenCounty(17) Garden County (17)  KeithCounty(29) Keith County (29)  PerkinsCounty(2) Perkins County (2)  SedgwickCountyColorado(32) Sedgwick County (32)
Chappell is the county seat for Deuel County
Big Springs is in Deuel County
      Deuel County (16)  
      Cheyenne County (12)  
      Garden County (17)  
      Keith County (29)  
      Perkins County (2)  
      Sedgwick County, Colorado (32)  
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1 Nebraska, Deuel County, Big Springs — 114 — Big Springs
     The history of Big Springs, northeast of here, has been closely associated with the Union Pacific Railroad since 1867, when a station was established at that point. A nearby spring, from which the station derived its name, provided an . . . Map (db m68069) HM
2 Nebraska, Deuel County, Big Springs — Deuel County Nebraska
The southeast corner of the Nebraska panhandle was organized November 6, 1888 from a part of Cheyenne County. Deuel County has two incorporated towns, Chappell, the County Seat and Big Springs. Before 1850 Teton Sioux Indians camped on the . . . Map (db m119438) HM
3 Nebraska, Deuel County, Big Springs — 112 — Julesburg and Fort Sedgwick
Julesburg, Colorado, visible to the southwest, was established as a road ranche, trading post, and stage station in 1859. Located near the junction of several overland routes, Old Julesburg became an important transportation and military . . . Map (db m228355) HM
4 Nebraska, Deuel County, Big Springs — Keith County Nebraska
Organized May 3, 1873, when Perkins was still a part of Keith County. The southwest corner is the southwest corner section eighteen of township twelve, north, range forty-one of the 6th P.M. Both the north and south Platte Rivers traverse . . . Map (db m119439) HM
5 Nebraska, Deuel County, Big Springs — Perkins County Nebraska
Organized on November 8, 1887 from a part of Keith County. Consists of generally prairie land with some sand hills. Its northwest corner is the northwest corner of section nineteen, township twelve, north, range forty-one west of the 6th P.M, . . . Map (db m119440) HM
6 Nebraska, Deuel County, Big Springs — 382 — Phelps Hotel
The Phelps Hotel was built in 1885 by the Edwin A. Phelps family, who were among the first settlers in the Big Springs area. Also known as the “House of Three Chimneys,” the hotel was the most important nineteenth-century landmark in . . . Map (db m51249) HM
7 Nebraska, Deuel County, Big Springs — 37 — Sam Bass and the Big Springs Robbery
The first and greatest robbery of a Union Pacific train took place near here on the night of September 18, 1877. The legendary Sam Bass and five companions, after capturing John Barnhart, station-master, and destroying the telegraph, forced Union . . . Map (db m51231) HM
8 Nebraska, Deuel County, Big Springs — South Platte Station
[Pony Express medallion on top] 1860-61 South Platte Station 1.5 mi. directly south Erected to the intrepid riders and operators 1932 by Deuel Co.Map (db m51252) HM
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9 Nebraska, Deuel County, Big Springs — The Big Spring
Pioneers traveling west on the Oregon Trail discovered this spring that Plains Indians had frequented for centuries. It provided an oasis for man and beast alike in the “Great American Desert.’ In 1867, Union Pacific railroad workers named it . . . Map (db m51461) HM
10 Nebraska, Deuel County, Big Springs — 113 — The Great Platte River Road
     Since 1841, Nebraska's Platte River Valley has been the historic highway of westward migration. In this area, the Overland Trail divided into two branches, one which followed the north and the other the south forks of the river. Emigrants . . . Map (db m68070) HM
11 Nebraska, Deuel County, Big Springs — The Lone Tree
A replica of [the] cottonwood tree known as the Lone Tree Station ½ mile from this point. 18 feet in diameter over 100 years old. Said to be the largest from Omaha to Denver. Landmark for Pony Express, Org. and Calif. Trails, Emigrants . . . Map (db m51250) HM
12 Nebraska, Deuel County, Big Springs — The Pony Express
[Map of the Pony Express route] From April 1860 until October 1861 the famed Pony Express riders passed along the south side of the Plate River south of Big Springs. Diamond Springs station was to the southeast. Frontz and Julesburg stations were . . . Map (db m51247) HM
13 Nebraska, Deuel County, Big Springs — 383 — Waterman Sod House
The Wallace W. and Libby King Waterman sod house, located nine miles north of here on the Day Road, was built about 1886. The original dwelling had three rooms. In 1925 it was enlarged and remodeled by Virgil and Helen Burke Waterman, and the sod . . . Map (db m51246) HM
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Jul. 24, 2024