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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Gage County, Nebraska

Clickable Map of Gage 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> Gage County, NE (34) Jefferson County, NE (8) Johnson County, NE (8) Lancaster County, NE (50) Otoe County, NE (20) Pawnee County, NE (13) Saline County, NE (10) Marshall County, KS (40) Washington County, KS (4)  GageCounty(34) Gage County (34)  JeffersonCounty(8) Jefferson County (8)  JohnsonCounty(8) Johnson County (8)  LancasterCounty(50) Lancaster County (50)  OtoeCounty(20) Otoe County (20)  PawneeCounty(13) Pawnee County (13)  SalineCounty(10) Saline County (10)  MarshallCountyKansas(40) Marshall County (40)  WashingtonCounty(4) Washington County (4)
Beatrice is the county seat for Gage County
Adjacent to Gage County, Nebraska
      Jefferson County (8)  
      Johnson County (8)  
      Lancaster County (50)  
      Otoe County (20)  
      Pawnee County (13)  
      Saline County (10)  
      Marshall County, Kansas (40)  
      Washington County, Kansas (4)  
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1 Nebraska, Gage County, Barneston — 214 — The Oto and Missouri Agency
After 1854 the Oto and Missouri Indian village and agency were located near here. For many years the two tribes had been living along the lower portion of the Platte River, but when Nebraska became a territory they relinquished all claims to . . . Map (db m78011) HM
2 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — A Legacy of Change
Across this footbridge you can walk through 100 acres of restored tallgrass prairie. As each year passes, this piece of ground will look more and more like what Daniel Freeman saw when he laid claim to a 160-acre homestead here in 1863. As you . . . Map (db m47586) HM
3 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — A Prairie Reborn
These rambling acres of grass and greenery might not look like a carefully planned landscape. Yet they are part of an ongoing restoration effort begun in 1939 to undo the effects of 76 years of farming, restoring agricultural fields to a diverse . . . Map (db m47519) HM
4 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — Beatrice Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor
I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag We Answered the Call United We Stand Keepers of Freedom [And Other Mottos] [Honoree Plaques] Dedicated May 30, 2005Map (db m48227) WM
5 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — Beatrice's Own - Civil War and the Spanish-American WarWe Answered the Call — 1861 - Today —
April 12, 1861: Fort Sumter, South Carolina was fired on by Rebel forces. On the 18th of May, Nebraska Territory Governor Alvin Saunders issued a proclamation calling for volunteers to either answer the call from President Lincoln for service in . . . Map (db m48286) HM
6 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — Beatrice's Own - Company C 134th Infantry Regiment Nebraska National GuardWe Answered the Call — 1861 - Today —
Organized as a local militia, the Paddock Guards were named in honor of Nebraska Senator Algernon S. Paddock. Established June 9, 1875 to protect Beatrice from outlaws and bandits, the Guard furnished their own equipment; city residents furnished . . . Map (db m48375) HM
7 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — Boundaries of Freedom
The fenceless plains were vast and open when early homesteaders first came here. But the very nature of homesteading - the possibility of an individual owning 160 acres - meant that somebody had to legally divide and define limits for the land. . . . Map (db m47577) HM
8 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — Civil War and Spanish War Memorial
Soldiers of the Civil War 1861-1865 [and] Spanish War, 1898-1901. [Honor Roll of Names] Rawlins Post No. 35. Department of Nebraska Grand Army of the Republic Organized in Fraternity, Charity & Loyalty A.D. 1879 Rawlins . . . Map (db m47656) HM
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9 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — Close Quarters
George W. Palmer built this log cabin in 1867 in Logan Township, Nebraska, some 14 miles from Beatrice. He used oak, ash, and other hardwoods cut from the banks of Bear Creek for his cabin walls. He made the brick in the gable ends by hand. . . . Map (db m47527) HM
10 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — Containing Communism - The Berlin and Cuban Crises and VietnamWe Answered the Call — 1861 - Today —
President Harry S. Truman established a policy of containing Communism that was followed by succeeding presidents until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Beatrice's residents served in Germany, protected the U.S. borders, and fought in the . . . Map (db m48231) HM
11 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — Daniel and Agnes Freeman
Daniel Freeman Born Preble Co. Ohio Apr. 25, 1826 Filed on First Homestead in U.S.A. Jan. 1, 1863 and lived on it until his death Dec. 30, 1908 Soldier, Doctor, Sheriff & Farmer A True Pioneer. . . . Map (db m47585) HM
12 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — Deep Roots in the Earth
The most important part of a living prairie is something you can't see without taking a shovel in hand. The dense, interlocking roots of prairie grasses make an underground structure unlike anything seen in the woodlands of the East. The insects, . . . Map (db m47596) HM
13 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — Do You Live Near a Homestead?
There’s a good chance you do – Homesteading reached three of every five states. Is yours among them? The Homestead Act of 1862 offered people 160 acres of free land – if they were willing to live on it, farm it, and build a home. . . . Map (db m47512) HM
14 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — Fighting Communism - Korea and the Cold WarWe Answered the Call — 1861 - Today —
June 25, 1950, Communist North Korea invades South Korea and the Korean War begins. The United Nations asks member nations to aid South Korea. President Truman sends U.S. air and naval forces to South Korean defense. Regular Army troops move from . . . Map (db m48232) HM
15 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — Founding of Beatrice, Nebraska Territory
Dedicated to the Citizens of Beatrice for all their efforts put forth in the Beatrice Centennial Celebrations of 2007 Beatrice, Nebraska Territory Founded on this site July 4, 1857 Time Capsule to be opened on July 4, 2057 200 . . . Map (db m47616) HM
16 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — Freedom FightersWe Answered the Call — 1861 - Today —
The United States Congress officially ended the draft in September 28, 1971. Since then, volunteer armed forces have been called to protect freedom throughout the world. In 2001, the Beatrice National Guard was deployed to Kuwait with the 1-167 . . . Map (db m48228) HM
17 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — Gage County Veterans Memorial
To honor all men and women who honorably served their country in the Armed Forces of the United States Dedicated November 11, 1995Map (db m47654) HM
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18 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — 7 — Homestead Movement
Abraham Lincoln was called the Great Emancipator because his proclamation of 1862 gave freedom to the slaves. In that same year, he signed another extremely important document that gave land to free men. No single act had more effect on the Middle . . . Map (db m228353) HM
19 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — Homesteading: The Cry was Free Land!!!
The Homestead Act of 1862 was one of the most significant and enduring events in the westward expansion of the United States. By granting 160 acres of free land to claimants, it allowed nearly any man or woman the chance to live the American dream. . . . Map (db m47619) HM
20 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — Homesteading's Legacy is Written on the Land
Look around you. The impact of the Homestead Act is clearly visible. Grain elevators, fertilizer plants, housing developments, state highways, modern farms – these and other features are tangible evidence of the Homestead Act’s success in . . . Map (db m47518) HM
21 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — Is All Barbed Wire the Same?
Barbed wire proved invaluable for marking boundaries on the open prairie. Soon after its invention in 1874 there were over 570 different patents and thousands of variations. You can examine dozens of them on the fence nearby. Why so many? Early . . . Map (db m47523) HM
22 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — Railroads: Union Pacific & Burlington Northern
Railroads played a key role in the development of the Heritage Highway corridor. Trains brought settlers and goods west to the new towns and took farm products back to market. As times have changed and transportation has evolved, many railroad . . . Map (db m47620) HM
23 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this copy of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and and loyalty . . . Map (db m47617) HM
24 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — River Town Development
Many Heritage Highway communities began as river settlements. Beatrice was founded in 1857 near the bend of the Big Blue River. The first building, known as Pap Towle's cabin, was constructed just north of the present Gage County Historical Society . . . Map (db m47627) HM
25 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — Roads to Success
You are standing on an old road trace, lined with cottonwood trees, where freight was hauled by wagon. The ability to get goods to market is yet another reason Daniel Freeman homesteaded here, four miles from the town of Beatrice. Freight roads . . . Map (db m47584) HM
26 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — Success Was Only Natural
Here, in the middle of this restored prairie, you can imagine what homesteaders experienced when they first came to their land - listen to the birds and insects, smell cottonwood in the air, feel the richness of the soil, see the variety nature has . . . Map (db m47580) HM
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27 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — The De Roin & Oregon Trails
Byway 136 was designated the Heritage Highway in part because of the many historic trails that are now part of it. You are standing on the historic De Roin Trail. The De Roin Trail began at the Missouri River port town of Brownville on the eastern . . . Map (db m47623) HM
28 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — The Homestead Heritage Center
The Homestead Act of 1862 affected millions of lives in the United States and across the world. Homestead National Monument of America exists to document and present these powerful stories of transformation. The Homestead Heritage Center keeps . . . Map (db m47513) HM
29 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — Veterans Memorial DriveDedicated to All Veterans
Originally dedicated 1934 Rededicated 2000 Symbolism of the Mural Just as our own Nebraska natives left their homes to fight wars on foreign soil, the use of Endicott brick represents native earth that brings all of us back to our . . . Map (db m48234) HM
30 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — Walk in Their Shoes
What was it like to be a homesteaders? To get an idea, take a walk. The flags around the parking lot enclose an acre. It may not seem huge. But plowing an acre meant walking about 10 miles. Over uneven soil. Driving a team of oxen. In sun or . . . Map (db m47514) HM
31 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — War Efforts at HomeWe Answered the Call — 1861 - Today —
In Beatrice, industries pooled resources to obtain defense contracts by creating Homestead Industries, Inc. This "war production pool of industries" included Dempster Industries, Store Kraft Manufacturing, W.M. Haith Tank Works, Beatrice Steel . . . Map (db m48270) HM
32 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — World War IWe Answered the Call — 1861 - Today —
World War I began in Europe in 1914. The United States stayed neutral for the first three years. Only after German submarines sank a record number of U.S. merchant ships did the U.S. enter the war. Called up for duty on the Mexican Border in . . . Map (db m48267) HM
33 Nebraska, Gage County, Beatrice — World War IIWe Answered the Call — 1861 - Today —
December 7, 1941, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States declared war. On December 11, 1941, the United States declared war on Germany and Italy. Gage County residents served in Europe and in the Pacific. They fought in major battles, . . . Map (db m48279) HM
34 Nebraska, Gage County, Filley — Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor was born Spangler Arlington Brugh in Filley on August 5, 1911 and was raised in Beatrice. He appeared in 80 films from the 1930’s to the 1960’s and hosted the television series “Death Valley Days” in the 1960’s. Taylor . . . Map (db m47510) HM
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Sep. 24, 2023