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

Saline County Nebraska Historical Markers

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By Joan Shurtliff, September 1, 2014
Doane College Marker
Nebraska (Saline County), Crete — Doane College
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 . . . — Map (db m76767) HM
Nebraska (Saline County), Crete — Gates College
This boulder was placed on the campus of Gates College, Neligh, Nebraska by the Class of 1890. In 1955 it was removed by alumni of Gates College to the Campus of Doane College as a memorial to Gates College and to G.A. Gregory, Doane alumnus, Class . . . — Map (db m76768) HM
Nebraska (Saline County), Crete — Navy Department - United States of America
This Mark of Commendation is awarded to Doane College for effective co-operation in training naval personnel during World War II.

Navy V-12 Unit

James Forrestal Secretary of the Navy — Map (db m76770) HM WM

Nebraska (Saline County), DeWitt — 48 — Swan City
Near here was located the first town and county seat in Saline County. Situated on Swan Creek from which it took its name, Swan City held prominence for only a few years. The first settlement buildings, including a store and a sawmill, were . . . — Map (db m76751) HM
Nebraska (Saline County), Dorchester — 469 — PFC Charley Havlat
PFC Charley Havlat of Dorchester, Nebraska, was the last confirmed American combat fatality in the European Theater during World War II. He was born in rural Saline County, the oldest son of Anton and Antonia (Nemec) Havlat, Czech immigrants to . . . — Map (db m76758) HM WM
Nebraska (Saline County), Dorchester — 473 — Pleasant Hill
The village of Pleasant Hill once stood in the valley to the east. Founded in 1867, it became a thriving community with several businesses, including a general store, post office, sawmill, and gristmill. From 1871 to 1878 Pleasant Hill was the . . . — Map (db m76764) HM
Nebraska (Saline County), Tobias — 136 — Sergeant Leodegar Schnyder
Sergeant Leodegar Schnyder, who is buried in nearby Atlanta Center Cemetery, served in the U.S. Army for fifty-three years, longer than any other non-commissioned officer. Thirty-seven years were spent at the same frontier army post.

Born in . . . — Map (db m76754) HM

Nebraska (Saline County), Wilber — 35 — Czech Capital
Many nationalities blended in America and Nebraska to create our great nation and state. Prominent among them were the Czechs. They left a land which knew a great history and culture. The first university in Central Europe was established in . . . — Map (db m76756) HM
Nebraska (Saline County), Wilber — Erected to the memory of Bohemian pioneers in Saline County, Nebraska
Na pamatku ceskym pionyrum Saline okresu

Erected to the memory of Bohemian pioneers in Saline County, Nebraska

First homestead entries were made in spring of 1865 in the Blue Valley within sight of this spot.

This monument placed . . . — Map (db m76766) HM

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