World War II

Marker Location

100-148 E Walnut St, Harvard, Clay County, Nebraska

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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: the German P.O.W. camps out at Fort Robinson during World War II.

illustrated book cover, shows boy kneeling beside dog, Pine Ridge buttes in background

A new children’s book tells the story of a Nebraska-based World War II dog training program. Written by History Nebraska Director/CEO Trevor Jones, the story is told from a dog’s perspective and filled with colorful illustrations based on a real dog and actual places and events.

Now that all of our book titles are available at Amazon Prime, we're highlighting a book a day to let you know about all the great Real Nebraska Stories that we offer. Buy your copies here -


Rural Nebraska 4, Bruning, Thayer County, Nebraska; 

View this marker's location: 40.321558, -97.44751

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