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Morn. Twilight: 5:29 A.M.
Sunrise: 6:02 A.M.
Sunset: 8:56 P.M.
Duration: 14h, 54m
Eve. Twilight: 9:29 A.M.
Visible Light: 16h

"Cutler's Park Marker"

Located at Young St. & Mormon Bridge Rd Omaha, NE 68152, GPS: 41.332692 -95.99194 ((Google Maps and Satellite maps logo)) (Google)

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Cutler's Park-
Nebraska's First City

The first city in Nebraska, Cutler's
Park, was founded here in August
1846 by 2500 members of The
Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints (Mormons) who
were enroute to the Rocky
Mountains.  This settlement
became the headquarter camp of
the Church and covered both
sides of the modern day Mormon
Bridge Road.  Although comprised
of only tents and wagons arranged
in orderly squares, the short-lived
community had a mayor and city
council, 24 policemen and
fireguards, various administrative
committees, and a town square for
public meetings.  In mid-August
the settlers adopted the territory's
first anti-pollution and fire
ordnance - a regulation banning
open burning.
In September 1846, the camp began
moving to Winter Quarters three
miles northeast.  When the last
members of Cutler's Park moved in
December, they left behind fenced
areas, an improved communal
spring, and about 800 tons of hay
that would help supply the next
group of pioneers on their journey
west the following year.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints
Placed 19??