The Lone Tree

The Lone Tree (HMYL2)

Location: Big Springs, NE 69122 Deuel County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 3.792', W 102° 4.61'

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A replica of [the] cottonwood tree known as the Lone Tree Station ½ mile from this point. 18 feet in diameter over 100 years old. Said to be the largest from Omaha to Denver.

Landmark for Pony Express, Org. and Calif. Trails, Emigrants Overland Stage and railroads.

Evidence showed that Sam Bass gang after they heldup express train devided [sic] $60,000 and cooked their meal, this took place in 1877.

Known as Lovers Tree, children played under it, hit by lightning 3 times 1 year. Cut up for fire wood 1931-33.Dedicated Sept. 18, 1985 Memorial to the Big Springs Pioneers.

HM NumberHMYL2
Year Placed1985
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 12:31am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 745622 N 4549890
Decimal Degrees41.06320000, -102.07683333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 3.792', W 102° 4.61'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 3' 47.52" N, 102° 4' 36.60" W
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Area Code(s)308
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 274-298 W 2nd St, Big Springs NE 69122, US
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