Super 8 Motel

401 Platte River Rd, Gothenburg, NE 69138
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by higbyny

I'll be arriving by rental car. I am looking for moderately priced hotels either in central city within walking distance of the major sights or somewhat outside the city with a nice view.

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by Jwoiv

There are countless hotels in and around Gatlenburg. Pigion Forge about 10 miles away is wall to wall discount hotels. You might try Hotwire before you go and see if any of their hotels meet your price needs. I find that hotwire's hotels with 2 and 1/2 stars and above are always pretty good but have had success with their 2 stars also. go to

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Swedish Crosses

by Sagespot

In the early 1880's, Peter and Anna Berg, along with Anna's parents, the Benjamin Palms, came to Gothenburg, NE from Helsingland, Sweden. Tragedy struck the Bergs on their prairie homestead when their first child, Singne Ester, died July 21, 1885, four months after her birth. Carl Alfred, their second child, died at the age of three months on September 14, 1886. Gustav Andrew, two years old, died August 19, 1889. The three children were buried on a knoll near the family farm.

Markers for the graves were made in a traditional Swedish style by the children's grandfather, Benjamin A. Palm. Mr. Palm was Gothenburg's first blacksmith. He is reported to have sent to Sweden for some of the steel with which he fashioned the crosses. The distinctive crosses, complete with elaborate scrollwork, hearts and stars, each carry a Swedish inscription of the children's names and their dates of birth and death.

Although the crosses have stood for over 100 years, several mysteries remain. The initials A.G. on one of the graves stands for Andrew Gustav, but the family remembers he was called Gustav. What was the order of his formal name? On the back of Singne's cross, the word Havilar is etched. Many tombstones and crosses in Sweden have this inscription. It translates to "Here Rests". However, the other two crosses have the initials H.W. Do the initials mean the same? The causes of their deaths have never been conclusive. Family stories tell of an epidemic that struck in the late 1800s. It is also believed several neighboring children caught in a prairie fire are buried here without markers.

These unusual and artistic grave markers, wrought in Swedish steel by a loving grandfather, mark three children's graves--making a small corner of Dawson County "forever Sweden."

The Swedish Crosses of Nebraska are located 2 mi. N. of Gothenburg on NE Hwy 47 and 2 mi. W. on Road 769.

Swedish Crosses

by Sagespot

"Gothenburg, NE"

While traveling through Nebraska on my way to Colorado I stopped in the tiny town of Gothenburg.

I'd heard rumors of some unique Swedish Crosses located outside the town, so I woke early, left my hotel and traveled the twenty miles down the road to reach the site. The sun was just coming up and I after following the directions provided by a lovely women at a local gas station I found myself in the middle of Midwestern beauty!


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Address: 401 Platte River Rd, Gothenburg, NE 69138