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Gering, Nebraska

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Mitchell Pass

Following the opening or rediscovery of the Platte River route to the west by the fur traders and mountain men of the 1820's and 1830'

Gering, NE Pioneer Life

Garlock Cabin

In early 2001, the North Platte Valley Museum embarked on an ambitious project to move part of a 113 year-old cabin from it's original "home" in Gering, Nebraska several blocks to the inside exhibition area of the Museum. Construction on the cabin began in 1887

Gering, NE Pioneer Life


Scotts Bluff County Courthouse

What is presently Scotts Bluff County was carved out of Cheyenne County in an 1888 election. The following year Gering won an election designating it as the county seat. In 1891

Gering, NE Historic Courthouses

Scotts Bluff National Monument

Named for fur trapper Hiram Scott, this imposing natural formation was originally called ma-a-pa-te ("hill that is hard to go around") by Indians in the region. Scotts Bluff, rising 800 ft above the surrounding valley floor, and 4649

Gering, NE Landmarks

Things to do near Gering, NE

Courthouse and Jail Rocks

These unusual rock formations were two of the first "road signs" met by westward travelers....

Western Nebraska Mexican American Historical Museu

Aztec cooking utensils, stone building, Aztec and Mayan artifacts, local and Mexican cultural history, Mexican clothing, phot...

Sam Bass Train Robbery Marker

The first and greatest robbery of a Union Pacific Train took place near Big Springs on the night of September 18, 1877. The l...