The Road to Zion

The Road to Zion (HM1ML0)

Location: Gothenburg, NE 69138 Dawson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 55.992', W 100° 9.574'

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From the late 1840s through the 1860s, an exodus of more than 70,000 Mormons passed by here on their way to their "New Zion" in Utah. Starting from Nauvoo, Illinois in February 1846, the first group of at least 13,000 Mormons crossed into Iowa to escape religious persecution, then spent the next winter in the area of present-day Council Bluffs, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska.In 1847, Brigham Young led an advance party of 143 men, 2 women, and 3 children along the Platte River. At Fort Bridger, Wyoming they departed from the Oregon Trail to head southwest to the Great Salt Lake. Thousands of other Mormons soon followed. Today, a marked 1,624-mile auto tour route closely parallels their historic trek.
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HM NumberHM1ML0
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Placed ByMormon Pioneer National Historic Trail
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Date Added Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 402379 N 4531988
Decimal Degrees40.93320000, -100.15956667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 55.992', W 100° 9.574'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 55' 59.52" N, 100° 9' 34.44" W
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Area Code(s)308
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1420 15th St, Gothenburg NE 69138, US
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