Oregon Trail

Oregon Trail (HM1I76)

Location: Bridgeport, NE 69336 Morrill County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 39.305', W 103° 5.969'

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Oregon
Trail
Marked by
the State of
Nebraska
1912
Details
HM NumberHM1I76
Series This marker is part of the Oregon Trail series
Tags
Year Placed1912
Placed ByState of Nebraska
Marker Condition
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Date Added Saturday, December 6th, 2014 at 1:04pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 658246 N 4613226
Decimal Degrees41.65508333, -103.09948333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 39.305', W 103° 5.969'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 39' 18.3" N, 103° 5' 58.14" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)308
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near NE-88, Bridgeport NE 69336, US
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Working on getting a picture of it right now. Today I am in touch [from my home in Wyoming] with the grounds keeper of the Bridgeport cemetery. Also, the reason I came across this is because of a July 26, 1912 newspaper article [that I have in my possession] from the Bridgeport Newsblade (or Kimball paper?) regarding the obtaining of the monument. In the article is mention of my Grandfather, Dr. W.J. Scoggin, who was at that time the Secretary of the Commercial Club, who had asked for a "contribution to assisting in the erection of a monument at the grave of Mrs. Larnin (Lannin?) along the Oregon Trail." I can send you a copy of that newspaper correspondence article if you like. Also in my possession is a copy of another article dated Aug 23, 1912 in which my grandfather received notice that "the monument marking the last resting place of Mrs. Lannin on the old trail southeast of Bridgeport had been shipped and also one to be erected in Forest Lawn Cemetery, through which the trail passes." The Oregon Trail Memorial Cemetery used to go by the name of Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Nov 15, 2017 at 12:48pm PST by janice

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