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Saunders County Nebraska Historical Markers

 
In Honor Of John McBride Belnap Marker (back side) image, Touch for more information
April 27, 1997
In Honor Of John McBride Belnap Marker (back side)
Nebraska (Saunders County), Ashland — In Honor Of John McBride Belnap
Second son and child of Gilbert Belnap and Adaline Knight, Mormon Pioneers, who was born 11 May 1849 in Fremont county, Iowa. He departed for Utah with his parents and his older brother Gilbert Rosel Belnap, age 3, on 15 June 1850 in a wagon built . . . — Map (db m49071) HM
Nebraska (Saunders County), Ashland — Native Americans in the Lower Platte Valley
The Lower Platte River valley landscape is dotted with villages affiliated with the Central Plains Tradition—the term used by archaeologists to define the vast prehistoric Native American population that lived in Nebraska from A.D. 1000 to . . . — Map (db m2147) HM
Nebraska (Saunders County), Ashland — Platte River
Eastbound travelers will soon cross the Platte River, which has paralleled the Interstate across most of Nebraska. It has long been noted for its great width and shallow depth. The Platte is a major tributary of the Missouri River, which it flows . . . — Map (db m78022) HM
Nebraska (Saunders County), Ashland — 219 — The Ox-Bow Trail
This marker sits astride the Ox-Bow Trail, also known as the Old Fort Kearny or Nebraska City Road. Beginning in the 1840's, this route carried thousands of emigrants and millions of pounds of freight destined for the settlements, mining camps, or . . . — Map (db m80433) HM
Nebraska (Saunders County), Memphis — 409 — The Armour and Company Icehouse
The Armour and Company Icehouse was built in 1897-98 northwest of Memphis, Nebraska. It was one of the largest icehouses in the country, measuring approximately 180 feet wide, 700 feet long, and 52 feet high. A 300-horsepower steam engine and two . . . — Map (db m80432) HM
Nebraska (Saunders County), Wahoo — 82 — Saunders County
Saunders County was originally Oto Indian territory, and a large earthlodge village under Chief Itan was located here during the early historic period. Later, the Pawnee established villages in the area and in 1855 held peace conferences with . . . — Map (db m80430) HM
Nebraska (Saunders County), Wahoo — U.S.S. Wahoo SS 238
In Memory of U.S.S. Wahoo SS 238 and her gallant crew who sank 20 Japanese ships before being sunk by enemy action October 11, 1943.

Crew of the U.S.S. Wahoo still on patrol. — Map (db m93184) WM

Nebraska (Saunders County), Wahoo — USS Wahoo SS238
In memory of all submarines and crews on eternal patrol. Honoring all U.S. Navy Submarine Sailors. In memory of the USS Wahoo SS238 and her gallant crew who sank 20 Japanese ships before being sunk by action on October 11, 1943. During . . . — Map (db m80431) HM WM

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