Historic Lodgepole Creek Valley Historical

Historic Lodgepole Creek Valley Historical (HM1W1C)

Location: Chappell, NE 69129 Deuel County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 5.022', W 102° 28.261'

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Here is the valley of Lodgepole Creek through which passed historic trails, telegraph lines, and railroads. The famed Pony Express followed the valley in 1860-61. "Nine Mile" Pony Express station was located just southeast of present Chappell; "Pole Creek No. 2" station was a few miles west of here. Near Sidney, the Pony Express trail turned northwestward, passing Mud Springs station and Courthouse Rock en route to the North Platte River. In 1861 the first transcontinental telegraph line was built through the valley. Stagecoaches of the Central Overland Route soon followed, carrying passengers and mail. Former Pony express stations continued to serve the stage line, providing lodging and provisions for travelers. When the tracks of the Union Pacific Railroad reached here in 1867, wagon and stagecoach travel declined. Today modern highways retrace historic trails through the valley. Two miles east is Chappell, at first only a railroad siding. The townsite was surveyed in 1884 and a post office was established two years later. Chappell became the county seat of Deuel County in 1894.
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HM NumberHM1W1C
Series This marker is part of the Pony Express National Historic Trail series
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Placed ByDeuel County Historical Society Department of Roads Nebraska State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 712431 N 4551130
Decimal Degrees41.08370000, -102.47101667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 5.022', W 102° 28.261'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 5' 1.32" N, 102° 28' 15.66" W
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Area Code(s)308
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near NE-25A Link, Chappell NE 69129, US
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