“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Crete in Saline County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Doane College

Doane College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joan Shurtliff, September 1, 2014
1. Doane College Marker
Inscription.  These oaks are dedicated to celebrate our nation's bicentennial and to commemorate the establishment and growth of church founded colleges in Nebraska. Doane College can trace its origins to 1855 when pioneers established at Fontanelle the first institution of higher learning within the territory that is now Nebraska. This college reaffirms the ideals of those pioneers, that the purpose of education is to enrich lives through the pursuit of knowledge, truth and understanding. September 26, 1976
Erected 1976.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
Location. 40° 37.369′ N, 96° 57.081′ W. Marker is in Crete, Nebraska, in Saline County. Marker can be reached from Boswell Avenue ¼ mile east of Boswell Street. This marker is located next to a sidewalk south of the administration building on the Doane College campus. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crete NE 68333, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gates College (here, next to this marker); Navy Department - United States of America
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Erected to the memory of Bohemian pioneers in Saline County, Nebraska (approx. 3.9 miles away); Pleasant Hill (approx. 7.8 miles away); PFC Charley Havlat (approx. 8.7 miles away); Czech Capital (approx. 9.8 miles away); Historic Milford (approx. 11.7 miles away); Tall Grass Prairie (approx. 14.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crete.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2014, by Joan Shurtliff of Seward, Nebraska. This page has been viewed 387 times since then and 3 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 1, 2014, by Joan Shurtliff of Seward, Nebraska. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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