McCook in Red Willow County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
George W. Norris Home
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1943.
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 6 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George William Norris (within shouting distance of this marker); Ben Nelson Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harry D. Strunk (about 300 feet away); Frank Morrison Home (about 400 feet away); First Homestead in Red Willow Co. (approx. 6.7 miles away); 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 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.)
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