Fremont Springs

Oregon Trail Road, Hershey, Nebraska
This site is possibly about 1.5 miles south of Hershey, Nebraska. Sources generally agree on its identity and location as a home station and stage stop. Other sources place its location about 5.5 miles southeast of Sutherland in Lincoln County. In late 1860, the English traveler Richard F. Burton described the station’s unique architecture in this way: “The building is of a style peculiar to the south, especially Florida—two huts connected by a roofwork of thatched timber, which acts as the best and coolest of verandahs.” The Fremont Springs monument is located approximately 2.25 miles west of the Hershey-Dickens Road on W. Oregon Trail Road.