Marker Monday: Kobs Cemetery

Kobs Pioneer Cemetery Marker, Douglas County, installed 2015


Nebraska Historical Marker enthusiast Butch Springgate sent in these pictures from his most recent historical marker trip. He writes, “Friday, June 24th, 2016, I rode my motorcycle to a new NSHS Marker (Kobs Pioneer Cemetery) located in Douglas County, 144th and State Streets. To my enjoyment, the cemetery is located in the northeast corner of 424 acre Glacier Creek Preserve. The marker is not accessible by motorcycle or cars, but the 1.5 mile trail walk was amazing. I got caught up in the natural Nebraska grasslands and native plants. At one point the trail crosses Glacier Creek, and the sounds of the babbling creek, songs birds and summer breeze was so soothing. What a jewel to find on the edge of the urban Omaha area.” Butch has visited over 500 Nebraska Historical Markers. Read about his travels in a previous blog post, “Flashback Friday: Fremont Man Visits All of Nebraska’s 500-plus Historical Markers.”


Glacier Creek Preserve is a 130 hectacre (320 acre) preserve dominated by restored tallgrass prairie, but also with stream, woodlands and seep habitats in Douglas County, Nebraska.


Flowers at the Glacier Creek Preserve in Douglas County, Nebraska.


The Kobs Pioneer Cemetery Marker, Douglas County, was installed in 2015 and is located next to the Kobs Cemetery.


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