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  • Pony Express Station

    Pony Express StationThe Sam Machette Station was used as an early fur trading post/ranch house along the Oregon Trail southwest of Gothenburg before it was used as a Pony Express station during its operation between Apri...
    Pony Express Station
  • Midway Stage Station

    The Midway Stage Pony Express station still stands on its original location on the Oregon Trail at the Lower 96 Ranch four miles south of Gothenburg. Protected by a second roof, it retains its origina...
    Midway Stage Station

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Pony Express Station

The Sam Machette Station was used as an early fur trading post/ranch house along the Oregon Trail southwest of Gothenburg before it was used as a Pony Express station during its operation between April 1860 and November 1861

Gothenburg, NE Pony Express

Pony Express Mural

The Pony Express galloped through the West in 18 short months before Nebraska gained statehood. The historic value of those early times is being preserved in Gothenburg, which was named Pony Express Capital of Nebraska in 1991

Gothenburg, NE Arts

Historic Depot

In the years from 1863 to 1868 the railroad had become a certainty. During the five year period, the first operations of mapping, surveying, setting telegraph poles and planning the roadbed had been completed. The railroad through this territory was completed in 1868

Gothenburg, NE Railroad History

Sod House Museum

The award-winning Sod House Museum was established in Gothenburg in 1988

Gothenburg, NE Museums

First Presbyterian Church

In August of 1904, the ground on which the church now stands was purchased for the sum of $450. Ground was broken in August 1905 and the original building was competed in early 1907. At that time, the total cost of the building was $5,650. The beautiful stain glass windows are original.

Gothenburg, NE Historic Churches

Things to do near Gothenburg, NE

Buffalo Ridge Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Texas Trail Canyon State Historical Marker

The Texas Trail Canyon State Historical Marker marks the canyon which served as a checkpoint for cattle which passed through ...

Hitchcock County Musuem

The Hitchcock County Museum invites you to travel throughout a complex of six buildings furnished with artifacts that histori...