Fort Kearney Blacksmith Shop -Kearney NE
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman
N 40° 38.600 W 099° 00.343
14T E 499516 N 4499164
Quick Description: The historic Fort Kearney was a stage coach and pony express station. The blacksmith shop is located in a Sod and Frame Construction building.
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date Posted: 6/15/2016 8:57:07 AM
Waymark Code: WMRDXK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Laxson
Views: 1

Long Description:
The historic Fort Kearney was a stage coach and pony express station. The blacksmith shop is located in a Sod and Frame Construction building.


Overview

Built to protect Overland Trail travelers, Fort Kearny State Historical Park near Kearney was a stage station, home station for the Pony Express, outfitting depot for Indian campaigns and home of the Pawnee Scouts. The stockade, parade grounds and blacksmith shop have been rebuilt. Archeological exploration by the Nebraska State Historical Society to locate building sites and other features has helped the Commission develop the park to give visitors an insight into the conditions and events contemporary with the settlement of the American West. This history is revealed in several exhibits in the interpretive center and in the carpenter-blacksmith shop. Walkways lead to the stockade where more information is available.

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Operating Status: Re-creation / Educational

Address:
Kearney
Kearney, NE


Web Address: Not listed

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