Twin Cottonwoods: First Aurora home site
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member NevaP
N 40° 52.392 W 098° 00.014
14T E 584243 N 4525162
This stone marker marks the beginning of the settlement of Aurora, Nebraska
Waymark Code: WM27Y5
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date Posted: 09/19/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
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The Hamilton County Historical Society placed this stone marker in Streeter Park to mark the site used by the first settlers in the area. On April 6, 1871 Robert Miller and Nathan Thorpe used large twin Cottonwoods as a landmark to find a site selected by David Stone a month earlier. Here they made a dugout cabin in the creek bank.

The original cottonwoods are gone but there are still large ones along Lincoln Creek in this park.

Marker Name: Twin Cottonwoods

City: yes

Roadside: Not Listed

Other: Not Listed

Web Address if available:: Not listed

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