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Cozad, Nebraska: 100th Meridian Monument

A small, yellowish rock pylon marks the map-makers line between the dry West and the wet East. On the old Lincoln Highway, so this monument has been around for a while.

Address:
1304 US-30, Cozad, NE
Directions:
West edge of town, on the north side of US-30/Lincoln Hwy. It's a small, yellowish rock pylon. Look for the gray metal storage buildings behind it.
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100th Meridian Monument.

100th Meridian Monument

Just a stone monument. No additional information.

[Crystal Walker, 05/17/2024]

The monument marks the map-makers line between the dry West and the wet East. It stands along the very old Lincoln Highway, so it may date from a time when travelers were expected to know what it signified; no plaque or QR code necessary.

100th Meridian Marker

The 100W line of meridian is the demarcation between the arid West and the watered East. John Wesley Powell first observed the gradual change and placed the nominal boundary here.

[spodaddyo, 12/31/2022]

Those expecting to see a monument with lush grass on one side and dusty desert on the other will be disappointed.


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