Omaha in Douglas County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
In November, 1879, General and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant stayed at the Crook House for three days, and the garrison was invited to a reception. The Crooks' furniture having not yet arrived, the people of Omaha loaned the necessary furnishings. A succession of the Nation's influential citizens have been entertained here. From here, President Rutherford B. Hayes reviewed the fort's troops on September 3, 1890.
General Crook spent almost forty years on the frontier and was respected by the Indians as a man of honor. He died March 21, 1890, and he and his wife are buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The Crook House has served throughout the years as the home of the commanding officer of the post. The home was entered on the National Register of Historic Places on April 16, 1969.
Erected by Junior League of Omaha, Douglas County Historical Society, Nebraska State Historical Society. (Marker Number 210.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Forts and CastlesGovernment & Politics • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1873.
Location. 41° 18.609′ N, 95° 57.607′ W. Marker is in Omaha, Nebraska, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of Metro Tech College Road (West Road) and Metro Tech College Road (North Road), on the left when traveling north on Metro Tech College Road (West Road). The mailing address for the Crook House (5730 N. 30 Street) is the main entrance for Metropolitan Community College not the physical location of the house. The Crook House is approximately is one-quarter mile northwest of the main entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Omaha NE 68111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. President's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Omaha Balloon School (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Omaha Officers Row (about 500 feet away); General Crook's Headquarters at Fort Omaha (about 500 feet away); Observation Balloon Training at Fort Omaha (about 700 feet away); History of Fort Omaha (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Omaha Knights of Columbus Assembly Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Quartermaster's Office and Commissary (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Omaha.
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Also see . . . George Crook - Ohio History Central - A product of the Ohio Historical Society. George Crook was an American military leader whose career spanned the era from the American Civil War to (Submitted on July 16, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
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