Sioux Lookout

Sioux Lookout (HM212U)

Location: North Platte, NE 69101 Lincoln County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 8.135', W 100° 45.744'

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Sioux Lookout, the highest point in Lincoln County, was a prominent landmark on the overland trails.
From its lofty summit the development of the West unfolded before the eyes of the Sioux and other Indians.
Trappers and traders came by here in 1813, the first wagon train in 1830, and the first missionary in 1834.
In 1836, Narcissa Whitman and Elizabeth Spalding became the first white women to travel the trail.
During the Indian War of 1864 - 1865, its prominence gave a clear view of troop and Indian movements below.

Gold seekers en route to California, homesteaders seeking free land in the West and a religious people seeking a haven in Utah - all are a part of the history of this valley.
Here echoed the hooves of the Pony Express.
From 1840 to 1866 some 2,500,000 people traveled the valley, engraving into the sod a wide, deep trail.
Indians called the route "The Great Medicine Road of the Whites."

In 1869 the transcontinental railroad was completed, ending much of the trail travel.
Yet even today, the valley with its ribbons of concrete remains the Great Platte River Road to the West.

Rural Youth of This Area

Historical land Mark Council
HM NumberHM212U
Placed ByRural Youth of This Area & Historical land Mark Council.

E. Goeller's Sioux Lookout statue at the northwest corner of the East Third Street and North Dewey Street intersection nearly hides the Sioux Lookout Marker located directly behind it.
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Date Added Friday, August 25th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 352080 N 4555305
Decimal Degrees41.13558333, -100.76240000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 8.135', W 100° 45.744'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 8' 8.1" N, 100° 45' 44.64" W
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Area Code(s)308
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-398 N Dewey St, North Platte NE 69101, US
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