Nebraska Historical Marker: Nebraska Centre - Boyd Ranche

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Nebraska Historical Marker: Nebraska Centre - Boyd Ranche

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Location

45652-46136 Lincoln Hwy, Gibbon, Buffalo County, Nebraska

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Marker Text

James E. Boyd settled near here in 1858 and by 1860 operated a trail ranche supplying travelers on the Platte Valley Overland Route (Mormon Trail). The ranche included 200 acres of corn and barley. Nebraska Centre Post Office was here until it was discontinued in 1868. The Union Pacific Railroad, reaching here in 1866, ended the need for ranches. Soon after, Boyd moved to Omaha, was elected mayor and in 1891 became governor of Nebraska.

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