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McCook in Red Willow County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

George William Norris


George William Norris Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2014
1. George William Norris Marker
Inscription.  George W. Norris, whose home is on Norris Avenue, McCook, Nebraska, served forty years in the Congress of the United States. Born in Ohio, he worked his way through college, followed the footsteps of the pioneers westward, settling in Nebraska. He began his public career as County Attorney of Furnas County, served as District Judge for seven years, was elected in 1902 to the first of five consecutive terms in the United States House of Representatives.

Elected to the United States Senate in 1912, beginning a service of 30 years, he championed the rights of the common man, and the conservation and development of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Among his great achievements are the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Rural Electrification Administration, the Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and the Anti-Injunction Act, as well as the establishment of the Unicameral Legislature in the State of Nebraska. He was elected to the Nebraska Hall of Fame in 1961.

George W. Norris, the “Gentle Knight of Progressive Ideals”, one of the Nation’s great statesmen, served well the State and the Nation.

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Erected by High Plains Historical Society & Historical Land Mark Council. (Marker Number 25.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society, and the Rural Electrification 💡 series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
Location. 40° 12.245′ N, 100° 37.53′ W. Marker is in McCook, Nebraska, in Red Willow County. Marker is on George Norris Avenue near East G Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 707 George Norris Avenue, Mc Cook NE 69001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George W. Norris Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry D. Strunk (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ben Nelson Home (about 300 feet away); Frank Morrison Home (about 300 feet away); First Homestead in Red Willow Co. (approx. 6.6 miles away); Pawnee Woman’s Grave (approx. 11 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker is in Norris Park, opposite the George Norris Home.
Also see . . .  George WilliamNorris - U.S. Senate
George William Norris Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2014
2. George William Norris Marker
. (Submitted on December 6, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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