Fort Kearny State Historical Park


Fort Kearny State Historical Park
1020 V Rd
Kearney, NE 68847
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In its 23 years as a military post Fort Kearny came to symbolize westward expansion and development. It was the first fort built to protect travelers on the Oregon Trail. It was the headquarters of military and civil government, an important stage station, a home station of the Pony Express, an outfitting depot for numerous Indian campaigns, and the home of the famed Pawnee Scouts under the leadership of Frank and Luther North.