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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM23BK_veterans-memorial-a-war-memorial_Plymouth-NE.html
Schopp - Ewing - Nispel Post No. 243 Plymouth, Nebraska Gratefully dedicates this memorial to all the servicemen and women who so gallantly served this great country during time of war and conflict. Dedicated November 11, 1989 [Reverse s…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM23AT_plymouth_Plymouth-NE.html
Plymouth began in 1871 as a farming community 3 miles south and 1 1/2 miles west of the present town of Plymouth. D.E. Jones, a Congregational minister and land agent for the Burlington and Missouri Railroad, arrived to locate a site for a colony …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2150_the-plum-creek-massacre-a-war-memorial_Bertrand-NE.html
On the morning of August 8, 1864, a war party of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians attacked a Denver-bound freight wagon train killing thirteen men and taking captive Nancy Jane Morton of Sidney, Iowa, and nine-year old Daniel Marble of Council Bluffs,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM213M_united-states-pow-mia-history_North-Platte-NE.html
The scourge of every war has been service personnel that are missing in action or have not been accounted for as prisoners of war, and sadly, there is no definite closure for the loved ones, friends and comrades in arms of those for whom there has…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM212U_sioux-lookout_North-Platte-NE.html
Sioux Lookout, the highest point in Lincoln County, was a prominent landmark on the overland trails. From its lofty summit the development of the West unfolded before the eyes of the Sioux and other Indians. Trappers and traders came by here in…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X9E_humane-society-fountain-historical_Lincoln-NE.html
This fountain was donated by the National Humane Alliance in 1908 after formation of Lincoln's Humane Society in January, 1907. It is one of at least 70 similar fountains placed in communities throughout the United States. The fountain includes …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X7H_kearney-cotton-mill-historical_Kearney-NE.html
In the late 1880's, Kearney business leaders envisioned the city as a major manufacturing center. The Kearney Cotton Mill was among the many enterprises launched as part of this venture, which included paper, woolen, and oatmeal mills; plow and ca…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X7G_the-watson-ranch-historical_Kearney-NE.html
In 1888, H. D. Watson established the historic Watson Ranch, at one time containing 8,000 acres, reaching from the fertile Platte Valley on the south to the rolling hills on the north and from downtown Kearney to a point five miles west. During…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X7F_the-tobin-indian-raid-historical_Overton-NE.html
Railroads played an important role in the settlement of the Great Plains. Their construction was particularly damaging to the Indian way of life, since railroads helped the military to patrol rapidly along their lines, and villages and farming com…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X7E_plum-creek-railroad-attack-historical_Lexington-NE.html
Here, on August 7, 1867, a band of Southern Cheyennes, led by Chief Turkey Leg, wrecked a west-bound Union Pacific freight train and handcar which preceded it. The engineer and fireman were killed and the boxcars looted and burned. One of the h…
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