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By William Fischer, Jr., March 31, 2012
Map on the Overland Trail Marker
Nebraska (York County), York — Moving People and Goods on the Overland Trail

Before the transcontinental railroad was completed, the nation entrusted the West's trade and economic survival to an assortment of muleskinners, bullwhackers and stage drivers. From the early 1850s to 1869, the Overland Trail saw lumbering . . . — Map (db m79840) HM

Nebraska (York County), York — Nebraska City Cut-Off of the Oregon Trail

This boulder marks the Nebraska City Cut-Off of the Oregon Trail — Map (db m79844) HM

Nebraska (York County), York — 174 — Nebraska City-Fort Kearny Cut-Off

Massive freighting of supplies by ox and mule trains was a direct result of the establishment of Fort Kearny and other western military posts. The Mormon War and the discovery of gold in the territories of Colorado and Montana increased this . . . — Map (db m79830) HM

Nebraska (York County), York — Nebraska's I-80 Bicentennial Sculptures

The American Bicentennial was a time for pondering the past and speculating about the future. Nebraskans commissioned a series of modernistic sculptures for Interstate highway rest areas that would dramatize this meeting of past and . . . — Map (db m79829) HM

Nebraska (York County), York — The Purple Heart

The Purple Heart medal was originated by General George Washington on August 7, 1782 for distinguished valor and is now awarded only to members of the armed forces of the United States who have been wounded in combat against an armed . . . — Map (db m79826) HM WM

Nebraska (York County), York — York County Veterans MemorialDuty - Honor - Country

For freedom and liberty and those who served to preserve it

Dedicated by Veterans Posts November 11, 1994 — Map (db m79843) WM


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