George Norris - champion in the fight for common folks
George Norris changed rural life by working in a big city—Washington, D.C. As a U.S. Senator he fathered the Rural Electrification Act that brought electric power to farms across the nation. He changed Nebraska’s government by convincing citizens a one-house Unicameral legislature would serve them best. Norris spent over forty years in the U.S. Congress, fighting to make life better for common people. This humble house in McCook served as his home base from 1902 to 1944. The house and all its furnishings were donated to the NSHS by Norris's wife, Ellie, in 1968.