Bradshaw Historical

Bradshaw Historical (HM1X6V)

Location: Bradshaw, NE 68319 York County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 53.019', W 97° 44.85'

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After 1861 an important variant of the overland trails system, the Nebraska City - Fort Kearny Cutoff, passed nearby, over which freight was transported from the Missouri River to western forts and mining camps.
The region's first settlements were road ranches supplying trail travelers.
Permanent towns and villages sprang up in the late 1860s and early 1870s as farmers came to claim land under the Homestead Act of 1862.

In 1880 the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad extended its line from York to Grand Island, platting Bradshaw on the land purchased from Jesse and Mary Bradshaw Richards and giving the village Mary Richards's maiden name.

A major event in Bradshaw's history was the June 3, 1890, tornado that destroyed the village, killing twelve and injuring sixty.
By 1900 Bradshaw had been rebuilt and tallied a population of 365.
In that year 354 railcars of grain were shipped from Bradshaw.
In the twenty-first century agriculture remained the economic mainstay for Bradshaw and the surrounding region.

Michael Breiner, M.D.

Class of 1952, BHS

Nebraska State Historical Society
HM NumberHM1X6V
Placed ByMichael Breiner, M.D. & Nebraska State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 9:02am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 605523 N 4526596
Decimal Degrees40.88365000, -97.74750000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 53.019', W 97° 44.85'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 53' 1.14" N, 97° 44' 51" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)402
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 429 Lincoln St, Bradshaw NE 68319, US
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