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Historical Markers Three major pioneer trails, the Oregon, the Mormon, and the Chisholm, as well as the Pony Express went through the Cozad area.

Historical MarkersThe pictures to the left show the Oregon Trail marker and the Pony Express marker located at two sites south of the Platte River bridge at Cozad.

Pictured to the right is the 100th Meridian Marker.Historical Markers


Come visit us in Cozad, Nebraska

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John J. Cozad - Biography

It was a beautiful summer Sunday in 1872

Cozad, NE Famous People

Union Pacific Depot

On October 15, 1866, the Union Pacific Railroad track laying crews reached the "100th Meridian"

Cozad, NE Railroad History

Willow Island Pony Express Station

The Pony Express Station which stands in the Cozad City Park was known officially as the Willow Island Station and was located just south of the present Darr Bridge. The station began in 1838

Cozad, NE Pony Express

"The Little Church By the Park"

In 1909, a little white frame church was built on an acre of ground donated by Ernest and Mary Love. It was called New Hope. Around the year 1920

Cozad, NE Historic Churches

100th Meridian Museum

The 100th Meridian Museum, located adjacent to the Henri Museum, houses the antique touring coach used by William Howard Taft and his family when they toured Yellowstone Park in 1907

Cozad, NE Museums

Things to do Monuments near Cozad, NE

Sky Chief Monument

A monument dedicated in 1924 to the Pawnee leader, Sky Chief stands on the Sky Chief Springs Ranch marking the last campsite ...