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Syracuse in Otoe County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

100 Years of Syracuse History

 
 
100 Years of Syracuse History Mural image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2013
1. 100 Years of Syracuse History Mural
Inscription.

This mural celebrates
100 Years
Time proceeds from top to bottom
Past is dim so colors are more soft and grows intens[e] at the bottom Today
The seasons are from left to right

Restored 1993 + 2011
Mural 12' high 60' long

[Mural Guide]
Old street scene Modern farms - the good life Athletic field Covered Wagons Old cars Modern cars + trucks Snowmobiles new recreation day or night Blizzards - we've had many, the worst was 1888 Ice skating on Doc's pond. They cut ice here to store for summer. Sleigh now for fun Christmas scene when we get all lit up, even the water tower Racetrack - harness racing was popular in the 1890's. At one time 150 horses were boarded here County fair started in 1873 and still goes on Good Samaritan Home built in 1967 Stagecoaches, old way to go Firehouse - built in 1895. Men not horses drove engines Church steeples symbol of all churches Modern homes Alexander House, built in 1880's, at 4th and Poplar Junior High School, built in 1942 Senior High School buildt [sic] in 1965 Old Mill - built in 1868 on the Nemaha, Ideal for playing hooky Grasshopper plague 1873 was worst year Airplane - new transportation Swimming pool built 1961 Depot and trains were then a busy place Gazebo in
100 Years of Syracuse History Mural image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2013
2. 100 Years of Syracuse History Mural
former park - new site of Luther Memorial Church Golf course - dedicated 1967 Combines - farm machinery making farming big business Indians - Otoes gone, our county it's name Wagon trains - in 1865 7365 wagons of freight passed through Hospital built - 1951 community project First location of Syracuse S.W. of town, famous for it's lilacs In memory + gratitude Dark shadow - Tornado Electric power brought new way of life contour farming to control flood + erosion Sodbusters, it took two, he broke the sod she planted seed Old farm house Soil conservation like money in the bank also provides recreation Fire 1997 + 1996 Old school house 1890-1941, little house in front for overshoes Flood, when the Little Nemaha went wild - 1950 Modern street scene

[List of] Original Artist [and those for] 1993 Restore

 
Erected by the People of Syracuse.
 
Location. 40° 39.415′ N, 96° 11.171′ W. Marker is in Syracuse, Nebraska, in Otoe County. Marker is at the intersection of Midland Street and 5th Street, on the left when traveling south on Midland Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 307 5th Street, Syracuse NE 68446, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker
100 Years of Syracuse History Intro Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2013
3. 100 Years of Syracuse History Intro Marker
is within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bess Streeter Aldrich, 1881-1954 (approx. 14.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to Syracuse, Nebraska. (Submitted on July 21, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. AgricultureDisastersEducationSettlements & Settlers
 
100 Years of Syracuse History Mural Artists image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2013
4. 100 Years of Syracuse History Mural Artists
100 Years of Syracuse History Mural Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2013
5. 100 Years of Syracuse History Mural Marker
100 Years of Syracuse History Mural Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2013
6. 100 Years of Syracuse History Mural Marker
100 Years of Syracuse History Mural Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2013
7. 100 Years of Syracuse History Mural Marker
100 Years of Syracuse History Mural Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 22, 2013
8. 100 Years of Syracuse History Mural Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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