Historical Sites around Merriman, NE

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Ames Monument Historic Site

I-80 exit 329
Buford, WY
Monument Plaque reads:"Completed in 1882 at a cost of $65,000, this monolithic, 60- foot high granite pyramid was built by the Union Pacific Railro...
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Arthur Bowring Sandhills Ranch State Historical Park

NE Hwy 61, 1.5 mi. N., 2 mi. E.
Merriman, NE
The park preserves a turn-of-the-century working cattle ranch. The ranch house, outbuildings and visitor center contain displays devoted to the ext...
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Ash Hollow State Historical Park

4265 Highway 26
Lewellen, NE
Sweet spring water made Ash Hollow SHP near Lewellen a major stopover on the Overland Trail and prompted prehistoric Indians to use it, too. Ruts e...
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Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park

86930 517th Ave
Royal, NE
About 12 million years ago, a volcano in southwest Idaho spread a blanket of ash over a very large area. One or two feet of this powdered glass cov...
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Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park

2921 Scouts Rest Ranch Rd
North Platte, NE
Home of famed showman scout William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Buffalo Bill Ranch SHP at North Platte recaptures the life and career of the famed Pony...
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Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock Trail
Bayard, NE
Designated the Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Chimney Rock is one of the most famous and recognizable landmarks for pioneer travelers on the ...
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Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

4480 Fort Lincoln Rd
Mandan, ND
Rich in both military and early Native American history, Fort Abraham Lincoln was once an important infantry and cavalry post. It was from this for...
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Fort Fetterman Historic Site

752 Wyoming 93
Douglas, WY
Located north of Douglas, Wyoming on Highway 93, take Exit 140 off Interstate 25. Today Fort Fetterman is administered by the Wyoming Division of S...
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Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park

82038 Fort Avenue
Burwell, NE
Located near Elyria, Fort Hartsuff is typical of Plains infantry outposts. It stood as a buffer between settlers and Indians in the North Loup Rive...
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Fort Kearny State Historical Park

1020 V Rd
Kearney, NE
Built to protect Overland Trail travelers, Fort Kearny SHP near Kearney was a stage station, home station for the Pony Express, outfitting depot fo...
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Fort Laramie National Historic Site

965 Gray Rocks Road
Fort Laramie, WY
Fort Laramie National Historic Site in southeastern Wyoming recalls the epic days of the frontier West. From 1834 to 1890 the successive forts on t...
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Historic Governors' Mansion

300 East 21st Street
Cheyenne, WY
During the early days of Wyoming’s statehood, Cheyenne’s affluent cattle barons built a series of mansions as a testament to their weal...
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Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site

975 Snowy Range Road
Laramie, WY
The Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site has an incredibly rich history.  Run as a federal (territorial) and state prison from 1872 ...
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