Fort Kearney NE State Historical Park Photos

Fort Kearney (1848-1871) is one of a series of American forts built along the Oregon & California trails along the Platte River to help protect settlers. It also served as an important meeting point, freight station, Pony Express station & protection for workers building the Union Pacific transcontinental railroad.

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Covered wagons & sod roofed hut at Fort Kearney State Historical Park. Kearney, NE.Sod roofed hut at Fort Kearney. Kearney, NE.Mud brick walls of hut at Fort Kearney. Kearney, NE.Mormon handcart at Fort Kearney used by settlers organized by the church to walk from Iowa City to Salt Lake City who were allowed 17 lbs/adult + 10 lbs/child. Kearney, NE.
Covered wagons & sod roofed hut at Fort Kearney State Historical Park. Kearney, NE.Sod roofed hut at Fort Kearney. Kearney, NE.Mud brick walls of hut at Fort Kearney. Kearney, NE.Mormon handcart at Fort Kearney used by settlers organized by the church to walk from Iowa City to Salt Lake City (1,300 miles in 125 days) who were allowed 17 lbs/adult + 10 lbs/child. Kearney, NE.
Reconstruction of wood pole walls of Fort Kearney one of a series to protect settlers on the Oregon Trail along the Platte River. Kearney, NE.Fort Kearney served westward migrants, as a freight station, the Pony Express & protected Union Pacific workers building the transcontinental railroad. Kearney, NE.

Reconstruction of wood pole walls of Fort Kearney (1848) one of a series to protect settlers on the Oregon Trail along the Platte River. Kearney, NE. On National Register.Fort Kearney (1848-1871) served westward migrants, as a freight station, the Pony Express & protected Union Pacific workers building the transcontinental railroad. Kearney, NE.


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