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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lancaster County, Nebraska
Adjacent to Lancaster County, Nebraska
► Butler County (1) ► Cass County (11) ► Gage County (33) ► Johnson County (7) ► Otoe County (13) ► Saline County (9) ► Saunders County (8) ► Seward County (8)
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On February 22, 1899, William Jennings Bryan gave one of the most renowned speeches in American History. The presentation, given in Washington, D.C., was entitle, "America's Mission". He spoke of purpose and direction and challenge, and . . . — — Map (db m66848) HM|
|The son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Lincoln had to struggle for a living and for learning. Five months before receiving his party's nomination for President, he sketched his life:
"I was born February 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. My . . . — — Map (db m133631) HM|
|In the 1870’s, a well was drilled in the center of the block located northwesterly of 10th & “O” Streets to serve fire cisterns in the area. Water from the 1,000 foot deep artesian well proved to be too salty for the intended use. The . . . — — Map (db m158991) HM|
|On March 6, 1855, Lancaster County was created by act of the Territorial Legislature. Many early settlers came for land, while others were attracted by the commercial possibilities of the nearby Salt Basin. In 1859, a site east of the Salt Basin was . . . — — Map (db m88549) HM|
|On April 30, 1789, George Washington, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York, took his oath of office as the first President of the United States.
Born in 1732, into a Virginia planter family, he learned the morals, . . . — — Map (db m133632) HM|
|The "Haymarket" name can be traced to Lincoln’s first decade. In the capital city’s original plat of 1867, a "market square" was identified, bounded by O and P, 9th and 10th streets. It served as an open-air market for produce and livestock, as well . . . — — Map (db m159097) HM|
This fountain was donated by the National Humane Alliance in 1908 after formation of Lincoln’s Humane Society in January, 1907.
It is one of at least 70 similar fountains placed in communities throughout the United States.
The fountain includes . . . — — Map (db m101878) HM|
The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources fulfills the land-grant university mission of the University of Nebraska as mandated by the Morrill Act of 1862 by offering academic degrees through the College of Agricultural Sciences and . . . — — Map (db m66846) HM|
|Lincoln Army Air Field was constructed in 1942 on the former Lincoln Municipal Airport. The 2,750-acre property was leased to the army by the City of Lincoln. The base provided technical training for aircraft mechanics, basic training for army . . . — — Map (db m66966) HM|
Nebraska Historic Site
Lincoln Army Air Field
This property is listed in
the National Register of Historic Places — — Map (db m66968) HM|
The Territorial Legislature at Omaha drew the boundaries of Lancaster County in 1855. Settlers first arrived in 1856 and a county government was established "on paper" in 1859. Methodist Elder John M. Young arrived at the head of a colony in . . . — — Map (db m66883) HM|
| Mammoths roamed Nebraska's grasslands for more than one million years before mysteriously disappearing between 11,000 and 10,000 years ago. These extinct relatives of today's elephants were the largest mammals ever to walk the Great Plains. Adult . . . — — Map (db m54358) HM|
This bell tower was given
to the university by
Class of 1898,
in grateful appreciation
of the free education
given him by the State
Dedicated Nov. 4, 1949.
was designed in 1948
by . . . — — Map (db m54357) HM|
|From 1854 to 1867 the seat of territorial and state government was in Omaha. In 1867 the State Legislature appointed a Capital Commission to select a location for the new state capital. Commission members Governor David Butler, Auditor John . . . — — Map (db m87800) HM|
First Church in Lincoln — — Map (db m66882) HM|
The Osborne Athletic Complex is named in honor of Tom and Nancy Osborne. Coach Osborne led the nation in winning percentage upon his retirement in 1997 after three national championships in a four year period (1994, 1995, 1997). He served as . . . — — Map (db m66849) HM|
This area dedicated to the memory of…
Beloved friend, teacher, dairy products judge and coach, creator of Husker Cheese and a pioneer of the Nebraska Dairy Industry. — — Map (db m66847) HM|
| General John J. Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Forces to Europe in World War I, was Professor of Military Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln between September 1891 and June 1895. Upon his arrival in Lincoln, which was . . . — — Map (db m54351) HM|
On February 6, 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan was born to Nelle and John Reagan in Tampico, Illinois. He attended high school in nearby Dixon and then worked his way through Eureka College. There, he studied economics and sociology, played on the . . . — — Map (db m133630) HM|
|William Henry Ferguson, Lincoln businessman and investor built this house in 1909 - 11. It is one of the best examples of the Second Renaissance Revival style in Lincoln and perhaps in Nebraska. Architects were Searles, Hirsh, and Gavin of . . . — — Map (db m87762) HM|
|This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places — — Map (db m87908) HM|
|In 1878 public-spirited citizens, led by former governor Robert W. Furnas, organized the Nebraska State Historical Society. The legislature designated the Society a state institution in 1883 and began providing financial support.The Society's . . . — — Map (db m47377) HM|
|Author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, third president of the United States and founder of the University of Virginia - voiced the aspirations of a new America as not other individual of his era. . . . — — Map (db m133633) HM|
In 1874 construction began on Lincoln's first U.S. Post Office and Courthouse on a block originally intended as a market square. The building was completed by 1879 at a cost of about. $200,000. Alfred B. Mullet, supervising architect of the U.S. . . . — — Map (db m66884) HM|