Rebecca Winters’ Gravesite In Nebraska Is One Of The Most Remarkable Places On The Mormon Trail

Some of Nebraska’s most notable history happened along the historic pioneer trails. The Oregon, Mormon, and California Trails all passed through here, and those travelers left their mark on the state. One traveler, in particular, continues to captivate more than 165 years after her death.

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There is no exact address for Rebecca Winters’ grave, but it’s near the Scotts Bluff National Monument Visitor Center. From there, head east on Old Oregon Trail Road and continue east through Gering. About a half-mile after you leave Gering, turn north on 21st Avenue. You’ll then cross the North Platte River. Turn east (right) at the first intersection onto South Beltline. After South Beltline crosses the railroad tracks, turn right into the entrance to the gravesite. There should be a small sign beside the road denoting the location, and most locals will be happy to help if you need additional guidance.

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