Depot Museum open for Labor Day

 

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Lodgepole Depot Museum, has been housed in this decommissioned Union Pacific train station and open to the public since 1972.

Lodgepole's Depot Museum will be open to the public in observance of the Old Settlers' Days celebration held over the Labor Day weekend in Lodgepole.

Lodgepole has a rich history with the Valley of Lodgepole Creek having historic trails, telegraph lines, and railroads run through it. and items on display at the museum tell the story of this history.

According to the Nebraska Historical Society, the Pony Express followed the valley from 1860 to 1861. Pole Creek No. 2 station was a few miles west of Lodgepole near Sidney. Pony Express historian Joe Nardone so enjoyed this particular stop on...



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