Rebecca Winters

Rebecca Winters (HM1MHZ)

Location: Scottsbluff, NE 69361 Scotts Bluff County
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N 41° 50.592', W 103° 37.02'

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          Rebecca Winters, daughter of Gideon Burdick, a drummer boy in Washington's army, was born in New York State in 1802. She was a pioneer in the Church of Latter Day Saints, being baptized with her husband Hiram in June 1833.           Membership in the Church brought persecution in Ohio, Illinois and Iowa. In June 1852, the family joined others of their faith in the great journey to Utah. It was a pleasant trip across Iowa through June, but in the Platte Valley the dread cholera struck. Rebecca saw many of her friends taken by the illness, and on August 15 she was another of its victim. She was buried on the prairie near here with a simple ceremony.           A close friend of the family, William Reynolds, chiseled the words "Rebecca Winters, age 50" on an iron wagon tire to mark the grave. The family continued on with the wagon train and settled in Pleasant Grove, Utah.           Burlington Railroad surveyors found the crude marker and changed the right-of-way to save and protect the grave. In 1902 a monument was erected by Rebecca's descendants. Rebecca Winters is a symbol of the pioneer mother who endured great hardships in the westward movement.
Scottsbluff Chamber of Commerce           Historical Land Mark Council
Placed ByScottsbluff Chamber of Commerce & Historical Land Mark Council
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Date Added Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 614818 N 4633291
Decimal Degrees41.84320000, -103.61700000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 50.592', W 103° 37.02'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 50' 35.52" N, 103° 37' 1.2" 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 US-26 Scenic, Scottsbluff NE 69361, US
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Nestled by the train tracks so just need to be careful with kids.

May 25, 2019 at 4:49pm PDT by cyler

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