Lowell, Nebraska: Boot Hill Cemetery

Marked by a large cement boot atop a gravestone-shaped plaque. The dead pioneers are buried on the hilltop immediately behind the monument.

Boot Hill Cemetery

Address:
1900 38 Rd, Lowell, NE
Directions:
I-80 exit 285 (Gibbon). Drive south on Lowell Rd/Hwy 10C for four miles. The county road will turn right at the village of Lowell, but continue straight and the historical Lowell marker will be on your left. Continue past the town, turn left at the first dirt road, turn right at the next dirt road and this will take you to a dead end and private property. Monument on the right.
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The dirt road is treacherous in wet season; 4-wheel drive was a must. If you use a mapping system, it will take you straight past the boot. Do not go all the way to the end of the road.

[Adventures Of Cluckleberry Hen, 03/25/2018]
Boot Hill Cemetery

Off I-80 a short trip down the road from where I work and stay is a small town called Lowell. I'm not sure of the current population, although it is very small; a handful of houses and farmsteads. An official historical placard tells the story of Lowell, the railroad boomtown turned quiet village. While this was fun, I craved more and continued through the town to minimum maintenance dirt roads and practically drove past the large marker for a Boot Hill cemetery. The marker is next to the road in a pasture and features a large cement boot atop a gravestone-shaped plaque with a story of the pioneers killed in a crossfire and buried on the hilltop immediately behind the monument. Cowboy boots decorate the fenceposts along the road.

[Willa Ahlschwede, 07/19/2005]

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