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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Holt County, Nebraska

 
Clickable Map of Holt County, Nebraska and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Holt County, NE (9) Antelope County, NE (7) Boyd County, NE (2) Garfield County, NE (8) Keya Paha County, NE (1) Knox County, NE (15) Loup County, NE (2) Rock County, NE (1) Wheeler County, NE (1)  HoltCounty(9) Holt County (9)  AntelopeCounty(7) Antelope County (7)  BoydCounty(2) Boyd County (2)  GarfieldCounty(8) Garfield County (8)  KeyaPahaCounty(1) Keya Paha County (1)  KnoxCounty(15) Knox County (15)  LoupCounty(2) Loup County (2)  RockCounty(1) Rock County (1)  WheelerCounty(1) Wheeler County (1)
O'Neill is the county seat for Holt County
Adjacent to Holt County, Nebraska
      Antelope County (7)  
      Boyd County (2)  
      Garfield County (8)  
      Keya Paha County (1)  
      Knox County (15)  
      Loup County (2)  
      Rock County (1)  
      Wheeler County (1)  
 
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1 Nebraska, Holt County, Atkinson — After 3 Tries, Atkinson Started1875
The Early Years 1875-1881 Welcome to Atkinson — a city of 1,462 as of 2019 census and thank you for visiting Railroad Park. The Railroad played an important role in establishing our city. This picnic pavilion is on the west end of . . . Map (db m191594) HM
2 Nebraska, Holt County, Atkinson — Diamond Anniversary Event Leads to Hay Days1940
Atkinson celebrated its Diamond Anniversary in August 1940 and The Atkinson Graphic newspaper published numerous articles describing meetings of various local clubs which were organizing activities leading up to the late summer event. In the June . . . Map (db m191595) HM
3 Nebraska, Holt County, Ewing — 76 — The Savidge Brothers, Aviation Pioneers
Near here was the scene of some of Nebraska’s earliest experiments with flight in a heavier-than-air vehicle. Sometime before late 1907, Martin P. Savidge’s sons set out to construct a flying machine. They began by studying hawks, then went . . . Map (db m101688) HM
4 Nebraska, Holt County, Ewing — These Flags Fly
These flags fly in honor of all service men and women from our community who have sacrificed for our freedoms.Map (db m191532) WM
5 Nebraska, Holt County, O’Neill — 78 — O’Neill
One of the most colorful leaders in the early development of Nebraska was General John O'Neill, founder of O'Neill. After leading several ill-fated raids against British military posts in Canada 1866-1871, O'Neill lost his leading position in the . . . Map (db m9632) HM
6 Nebraska, Holt County, O'Neill — 129 — O'NeillIrish Capital of Nebraska
The Irish were a major immigrant group contributing to the settlement of Nebraska. Speaking the English language, they blended into the population and were found in many communities. However, due to ancient animosities with Britain, some of them . . . Map (db m179200) HM
7 Nebraska, Holt County, O'Neill — 228 — U.S. Highway 281
Originally the entire responsibility for highways in Nebraska rested with the counties. In 1917 the Legislature accepted the provisions of a federal law and appropriated money to match federal funds for highway construction. This act marked the . . . Map (db m182016) HM
8 Nebraska, Holt County, Page — 504 — Page Base Line
In the late nineteenth century the U. S. Coast & Geodetic Survey undertook measurements to determine the nation’s physical shape with absolute accuracy. This survey initially involved two triangulation networks. One survey stretched from coast to . . . Map (db m181892) HM
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9 Nebraska, Holt County, Page — Page School
The first Page School was a small sod building located ½ mile south of Page and was erected in 1883. It was open for seven years. In 1891, a large 2-story wooden schoolhouse was erected on the block west of the Page Park. In 1892, the students put . . . Map (db m181975) HM
 
 
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May. 29, 2023