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Merrick County Nebraska Historical Markers

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2012
Lone Tree Marker
Nebraska (Merrick County), Central City — 92 — Lone Tree
Lone Tree, a giant, solitary cottonwood, was a noted Platte River landmark as early as 1833. Standing on the north side of the river some three miles southwest of present Central City, the tree was visible at great distance. Several travelers . . . — Map (db m53229) HM
Nebraska (Merrick County), Central City — 6 — The Mormon Trail
For thousands of Mormons, the great pioneer trail along the north bank of the Platte which paralleled the river about a mile south of here was an avenue of escape from persecution and a roadway to a new life. Brigham Young led the first mass . . . — Map (db m53233) HM
Nebraska (Merrick County), Chapman — Chapman Cemetery GAR Marker
top inscription Unknown Dead From 1861 to 1865 bottom inscription Clark Elder Post No. 158 G.A.R. — Map (db m31452) HM

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