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Historical Markers in Otoe County, Nebraska

 
Clickable Map of Otoe 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 Otoe County, NE (20) Cass County, NE (11) Gage County, NE (35) Johnson County, NE (8) Lancaster County, NE (50) Nemaha County, NE (17) Fremont County, IA (3) Atchison County, MO (5)  OtoeCounty(20) Otoe County (20)  CassCounty(11) Cass County (11)  GageCounty(35) Gage County (35)  JohnsonCounty(8) Johnson County (8)  LancasterCounty(50) Lancaster County (50)  NemahaCounty(17) Nemaha County (17)  FremontCountyIowa(3) Fremont County (3)  AtchisonCountyMissouri(5) Atchison County (5)
Nebraska City is the county seat for Otoe County
Adjacent to Otoe County, Nebraska
      Cass County (11)  
      Gage County (35)  
      Johnson County (8)  
      Lancaster County (50)  
      Nemaha County (17)  
      Fremont County, Iowa (3)  
      Atchison County, Missouri (5)  
 
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1 Nebraska, Otoe County, Nebraska City — Barge / Keelboat (replica)
The Lewis & Clark Expedition Barge/Keelboat was 55 feet long and 8 feet 4 inches wide and drew 2 to 2.5 foot [sic] of water when loaded with an estimated 12 to 15 ton[s] of supplies. The preponderance of the historic evidence indicates that it . . . Map (db m66982) HM
2 Nebraska, Otoe County, Nebraska City — Earth Lodge Villages
The Otoe and Missouria people who lived in this area in the 1700s and 1800s built villages with small groupings of earth lodges. Like the Omahas, Poncas and Pawnees who lived in Nebraska and Kansas, and Mandans, Arikawas and Hidatsas in the . . . Map (db m66979) HM
3 Nebraska, Otoe County, Nebraska City — First United Methodist Church Original 1855 Wall
This wall is part of the first church built in 1855Map (db m66938) HM
4 Nebraska, Otoe County, Nebraska City — Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places United States Department of InteriorMap (db m195041) HM
5 Nebraska, Otoe County, Nebraska City — Hunter, Watchdog and Faithful Friend
One valued member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition had four legs, webbed feet and weighed 150 pounds. He was Captain Meriwether Lewis' dog Seaman, a Newfoundland. At Lewis' command, Seaman jumped into the Ohio River to catch squirrels . . . Map (db m66981) HM
6 Nebraska, Otoe County, Nebraska City — Mayhew Cabin and the Underground Railroad
Allen and Barbara (Kagy) Mayhew moved to Nebraska in 1854 and built this cabin in 1855. The Mayhews had two sons when they first moved to Nebraska and had four more children while here. Barbara’s younger brother, John Henri Kagi (he preferred the . . . Map (db m177270) HM
7 Nebraska, Otoe County, Nebraska City — 466 — Mayhew Cabin, 1855
This cabin, one of Nebraska’s oldest structures, was built in the summer of 1855 as the home of Allen B. Mayhew, his wife, Barbara Ann (Kagy) Mayhew, and their sons, Edward and Henry. John Henry Kagi, Barbara Mayhew’s brother, lived briefly with . . . Map (db m177269) HM
8 Nebraska, Otoe County, Nebraska City — 438 — Mother Church of Methodism in NebraskaThe First United Methodist Church of Nebraska City
After Nebraska Territory was organized in 1854, Dr. W. H. Goode came to establish Methodist missions. In 1855 Goode appointed Rev. William D. Gage to lead the Nebraska City Mission. Construction of a church began at this site in 1855. It was . . . Map (db m66936) HM
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9 Nebraska, Otoe County, Nebraska City — 407 — Mother Church of Nebraska Methodism1853 - 1953 — United Methodist Church Registered Historic Site No. 407 —
First Methodist Church United Methodist Historic Site No. 407Map (db m66939) HM
10 Nebraska, Otoe County, Nebraska City — 60 — Nebraska City
Permanent settlement in this area dates from 1846, with the establishment of old Fort Kearny on Table Creek. Nebraska City, founded in 1854, became an important depot for military and commercial freighting. Pioneer businessmen, such as S. F. . . . Map (db m177231) HM
11 Nebraska, Otoe County, Nebraska City — Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting
This one-of-a-kind museum was built by the Nebraska City Volunteer Fire Department. Opened in 2008, it displays the history and equipment used by those early Nebraska City firefighters. The Nebraska City Volunteer Fire Department is the oldest . . . Map (db m194899) HM
12 Nebraska, Otoe County, Nebraska City — Nebraska City Volunteer Fire Dept.Oldest Fire Department in Nebraska — Organized in 1856 —
This fire alarm bell was used in Nebraska City from 1895 until 1964. It was purchased by the City of Nebraska City on November 18, 1875, from the E. W. Van Duzen Co., Buckeye Bell Foundry, Cincinnati, Ohio for $115.16 to replace a previous bell. . . . Map (db m66942) HM
13 Nebraska, Otoe County, Nebraska City — Pioneer Masons of Nebraska Territory
Dedicated October 23, 1956 by M. W. Merle M. Hale, Grand Master in honor of the pioneer Masons of Nebraska .Territory who founded Masonry in Nebraska City as Giddings Lodge No. 156, chartered by the Grand Lodge of Missouri, May 28, . . . Map (db m66940) HM
14 Nebraska, Otoe County, Nebraska City — St. Mary'sNebraska's Oldest Episcopal Church
1857 ~ First service of The Episcopal Church held in Nebraska City. Organized officially as "St. Mary's Parish" and building erected on Kearney Hill. 1858 ~ Incorporated within the "Nebraska Territory". 1860 ~ Became the first "Cathedral Church" . . . Map (db m194991) HM
15 Nebraska, Otoe County, Nebraska City — Steam Wagon
Invented and owned by Joseph R. Brown of Minnesota Manufactured by John A. Reed of New York Landed at Nebraska City from Steamer West Wind July 12 - 1862 Started for Denver, self-propelled July 22 - 1862 Disabled and abandoned . . . Map (db m66893) HM
16 Nebraska, Otoe County, Nebraska City — The Missouri River
Today, the Missouri River is 2315 miles in length. At Nebraska City it is 1755 miles from the headwaters in Montana and 560 miles to its mouth near St. Louis, MO. where it empties into the Mississippi River. It is North America's longest river . . . Map (db m66978) HM
17 Nebraska, Otoe County, Nebraska City — This ELI Windmill
This "ELI" Windmill was the brand name of windmills produced by the Kregel Windmill Factory of Nebraska City. Established in 1879, by George F. Kregel, the factory produced windmills up until World War II. Due to materials rationing for the war . . . Map (db m66213) HM
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18 Nebraska, Otoe County, Nebraska City — 468 — U.S. Air Force Atlas Missile Site
The Atlas-F ICBM (operational 1961-65) was an important component of national defense during the Cold War. Twelve Atlas sites, one located half a mile west, were manned by the 551st Strategic Missile Squadron, Lincoln Air Force Base. On November . . . Map (db m54341) HM
19 Nebraska, Otoe County, Syracuse — 100 Years of Syracuse History
This mural celebrates 100 Years Time proceeds from top to bottom Past is dim so colors are more soft and grows intens[e] at the bottom Today The seasons are from left to right Restored 1993 + 2011 Mural 12' high . . . Map (db m66892) HM
20 Nebraska, Otoe County, Talmage — 277 — 1882 Talmage, Nebraska 1982
This area of the Little Nemaha Valley was settled in the late 1850's and early 1860's. Many settlers were Northern European immigrants. By 1881, the Missouri Pacific R.R. had begun constructing its Kansas City-Omaha line through the area. The . . . Map (db m182086) HM
 
 
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