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DeWitty-An African American Settlement

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 Nebraska. 

Opening the Sandhills Marker

The first ranch in this area was set up on the Niobrara River about five miles south of here in 1877.

Chartered as a Land-Grant institution by the first regular session of the State Legislature on February 15, 1869, the University opened its doors to 20 collegiate students and 110 preparatory school pupils on September 7, 1871.

Location

Rural U.S. 20, Harrison, Stanton County, Nebraska View this marker's location 42.019421, -97.12748

 

Location:  Nebraska Highway 41, north of Milligan, Fillmore County, Nebraska; 40.510226, -97.38521

Location

751-799 McCall St, Lodgepole, Cheyenne County, Nebraska

View this marker's location 41.148847, -102.6349

During World War II, a prisoner-of-war internment camp was located directly north of here. The camp had its beginning in a request by the Holdrege New Industries Committee for a federal conscientious-objector camp to help relieve the severe war-time farm labor shortage. Instead, a prisoner-of-war camp was built. Planning for the camp began in June, 1943.

The Armour and Company Icehouse historical marker

The Armour and Company Icehouse historical marker

Location


Rural Alton St, Memphis, Saunders County, Nebraska

View this marker's location: 41.097951, -96.43680

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