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

George W. Norris Home

 
 
George W. Norris Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2014
1. George W. Norris Home Marker
Inscription.  
Norris, the “Gentle Knight of Progressive Ideals,”
Served five terms in the House of Representatives and five terms in the U.S. Senate before retiring here in 1943

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 40° 12.246′ N, 100° 37.554′ W. Marker is in McCook, Nebraska, in Red Willow County. Marker is on George Norris Avenue near East G Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 708 George Norris Avenue, Mc Cook NE 69001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George William Norris (within shouting distance of this marker); Pawnee Woman’s Grave (approx. 11 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  George William Norris - U.S. Senate. Nebraska’s George Norris, the man many consider history’s “greatest United States senator,” was born on July 11, 1861. He
George W. Norris Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2014
2. George W. Norris Home Marker
served in the Senate for 30 years, from 1913 until 1943. Fiercely independent, George Norris emerged politically as a western agrarian progressive Republican. Yet, throughout the New Deal era, as he regularly collaborated with President Franklin Roosevelt, some optimistically labeled him the “Democrat of Democrats.”
(Submitted on December 4, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
George W. Norris Home image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2014
3. George W. Norris Home
Senator George William Norris
House
has been designated a
Registered National
Historical Landmark
under the provisions of the historic sites act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States
U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1967
George W. Norris statue image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 21, 2014
4. George W. Norris statue
George W. Norris image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
5. George W. Norris
 
 
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 326 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 4, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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