Visiting Cozad, NE

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While at the Robert Henri Museum be sure to visit historic downtown Cozad.

Cozad is a small city rich in history with a population of about 4,000 residents. It is located in Dawson County in central Nebraska.

Not only is Cozad the boyhood home of Robert Henri, but this historical town hosted a  Pony Express station and was an important marker for three major trails: the Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail and Chisholm Trail. 

Cozad was founded by John J. Cozad, Robert's father. He was traveling west on the Union Pacific Railroad and noticed the "100th Meridian" sign, and thought it would be an optimal place to found a town. The line is an important demarcation line in "which the humid east meets the arid west." You can visit the 100th Meridian Museum in Cozad, and explore other historical sites such as The Pioneer School and The Little Church in the Park.

Cozad offers a variety of activities and destinations that are sure to keep you busy on your adventure. Whether you are into hunting, fishing, bowling, golfing, camping or theaters, it's all here. For more information on tourism in Cozad, visit this page, and "Discover Cozad" for yourself!

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