“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Dakota County, Nebraska

Clickable Map of Dakota County, Nebraska and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Dakota County, NE (7) Dixon County, NE (5) Thurston County, NE (4) Woodbury County, IA (32) Union County, SD (30)  DakotaCounty(7) Dakota County (7)  DixonCounty(5) Dixon County (5)  ThurstonCounty(4) Thurston County (4)  WoodburyCountyIowa(32) Woodbury County (32)  UnionCountySouth Dakota(30) Union County (30)
Dakota City is the county seat for Dakota County
Adjacent to Dakota County, Nebraska
      Dixon County (5)  
      Thurston County (4)  
      Woodbury County, Iowa (32)  
      Union County, South Dakota (30)  
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1 Nebraska, Dakota County, Dakota City — 023 — Territorial Church
Here stands the first Lutheran church building constructed in Nebraska. It has occupied this site since 1860. The congregation was first served by Reverend Henry W. Kuhns, a missionary sent by the Allegheny Synod to Nebraska Territory. Kuhns . . . Map (db m206698) HM
2 Nebraska, Dakota County, Homer — 033 — Combs SchoolBuilt 1857- Closed 1964
  The frame schoolhouse in the background is part of Nebraska’s pioneer heritage-the oldest in Nebraska. Originally erected in the spring of 1857 at Omadi, four miles south of Dakota City, the school shared the townsite’s peril when the Missouri . . . Map (db m154877) HM
3 Nebraska, Dakota County, Homer — 013 — Tonwantonga
An important Omaha Indian village called Tonwantonga (Large Village) by the Omaha stood on Omaha Creek in this area. Ruled by the great chief Blackbird, an estimated 1,100 people lived in this earthlodge town about 1795 and it played an important . . . Map (db m206966) HM
4 Nebraska, Dakota County, Jackson — 343 — Lewis and Clark CampsiteAugust 21, 1804 — Lewis and Clark Trail —
When the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Pacific Ocean went through this area their mood was undoubtedly gloomy. On the previous day they had buried their comrade, Sergeant Charles Floyd, who died of a ruptured appendix. Although he was the . . . Map (db m206919) HM
5 Nebraska, Dakota County, Jackson — 034 — St. John's1856
About 1˝ miles north of this spot is the abandoned site of "Old St. John's," one of the first towns established in Dakota County. The townsite was settled on June 2, 1856, by the Father Trecy Colony — sixty people, with eighteen ox-drawn covered . . . Map (db m158996) HM
6 Nebraska, Dakota County, South Sioux City — MA1 (EXW) John Douangdara
Born December 29, 1984 in Sioux City, Iowa Graduate of South Sioux City Senior High, Class of 2003. Enlisted in the United States Navy in 2003. Awards: The Purple Heart, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Bronze Star with "V" . . . Map (db m178817) WM
7 Nebraska, Dakota County, South Sioux City — Pacific Short Line Bridge (Nebraska Side)Started 1890 - Finished 1896
Designer: J.A.L. Waddell Built By: Phoenix Bridge Company - Fabricator and Erector Sooysmith & Company - Foundations & Piers The stone of this monument came from piers of the previous bridge erected at this spot. The Pacific Short Line . . . Map (db m178597) HM
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Sep. 23, 2023