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Marker Monday: German P.O.W. Camp

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past. Today we're focusing on a small marker that tells a big story: ...

Marker Monday: Paragon Cemetery

Location 567th Ave & 885th Rd, Hartington, Cedar County, Nebraska View this marker's location 42.655746, -97.18599 Marker Text Paragon Lutheran Church evolved ...

Marker Monday: The Ionia Volcano

Early settlers worried that the so-called Ionia volcano would destroy its namesake town. It nearly did, but with a flood rather than an eruption. (more…)

Marker Monday: Discovery Oil Well – Marathon Oil Company

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past. Today's subject is the Discovery Oil Well, which marks the spot of ...

Marker Monday: Lodgepole and the Union Pacific Railroad

Location 751-799 McCall St, Lodgepole, Cheyenne County, Nebraska View this marker's location 41.148847, -102.6349 Marker Text The history of Lodgepole has been ...

Marker Monday: DeWitty – An African American Settlement in the Sandhills

Spread out along the North Loup River west of here, DeWitty, later known as Audacious, was the largest and longest-lasting African American settlement in rural ...

Marker Monday: Mari Sandoz in Lincoln

Marker Text Mari Sandoz (1896-1966), Nebraska historian and novelist, lived at this site, 1226 J Street, from 1925 to 1937. Here in 1928, she began writing Old Jules, ...

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