Syracuse in Otoe County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
100 Years of Syracuse History
Time proceeds from top to bottom
Past is dim so colors are more soft and grows intens[e] at the bottom Today
The seasons are from left to right
Restored 1993 + 2011
Mural 12' high 60' long
Old street scene • Modern farms - the good life • Athletic field • Covered Wagons • Old cars • Modern cars + trucks • Snowmobiles new recreation day or night • Blizzards - we've had many, the worst was 1888 • Ice skating on Doc's pond. They cut ice here to store for summer. Sleigh now for fun • Christmas scene when we get all lit up, even the water tower • Racetrack - harness racing was popular in the 1890's. At one time 150 horses were boarded here • County fair started in 1873 and still goes on • Good Samaritan Home built in 1967 • Stagecoaches, old way to go • Firehouse - built in 1895. Men not horses drove engines • Church steeples symbol of all churches • Modern homes • Alexander House, built in 1880's, at 4th and Poplar • Junior High School, built in 1942 • Senior High School buildt [sic] in 1965 • Old Mill - built in 1868 on the Nemaha, Ideal for playing hooky • Grasshopper plague 1873 was worst year • Airplane - new transportation • Swimming pool built 1961 • Depot and trains were then a busy place • Gazebo in
[List of] Original Artist [and those for] 1993 Restore
Erected by the People of Syracuse.
Location. 40° 39.415′ N, 96° 11.171′ W. Marker is in Syracuse, Nebraska, in Otoe County. Marker is at the intersection of Midland Street and 5th Street, on the left when traveling south on Midland Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 307 5th Street, Syracuse NE 68446, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker Bess Streeter Aldrich, 1881-1954 (approx. 14.1 miles away).
Also see . . . Welcome to Syracuse, Nebraska. (Submitted on July 21, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Disasters • Education • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 21, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.