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Historical Markers in Red Willow County, Nebraska

 
Clickable Map of Red Willow 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 Red Willow County, NE (9) Frontier County, NE (1) Furnas County, NE (3) Hitchcock County, NE (5) Decatur County, KS (3) Rawlins County, KS (1)  RedWillowCounty(9) Red Willow County (9)  FrontierCounty(1) Frontier County (1)  FurnasCounty(3) Furnas County (3)  HitchcockCounty(5) Hitchcock County (5)  DecaturCountyKansas(3) Decatur County (3)  RawlinsCounty(1) Rawlins County (1)
McCook is the county seat for Red Willow County
Adjacent to Red Willow County, Nebraska
      Frontier County (1)  
      Furnas County (3)  
      Hitchcock County (5)  
      Decatur County, Kansas (3)  
      Rawlins County, Kansas (1)  
 
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1 Nebraska, Red Willow County, Bartley — 135 — Mallalieu University
In June, 1886, the townsite of Bartley was platted on land owned by the Reverend Allen Bartley, a minister of the Methodist Church. The previous year, Methodist Bishop Mallalieu had proposed this site as the location for a church-affiliated . . . Map (db m176889) HM
2 Nebraska, Red Willow County, Indianola — First Homestead in Red Willow Co.
. . . Map (db m176974) HM
3 Nebraska, Red Willow County, Indianola — 552 — Indianola POW Camp
The US built prisoner of war camps across the country during World War II. One such camp opened north of Indianola. It held mostly German soldiers captured in North Africa and Italy. Prisoners began arriving by train in November 1943. The camp was . . . Map (db m223474) HM
4 Nebraska, Red Willow County, Indianola — 206 — Pawnee Woman’s Grave
The Republican Valley was the center of one of the major buffalo ranges of the Great Plains. It was a favorite hunting ground of several Indian tribes. Pawnee, Sioux, Oto and Cheyenne spent much time here as late as 1874. These tribal hunts, . . . Map (db m152923) HM
5 Nebraska, Red Willow County, McCook — Ben Nelson Home
Boyhood home of E. Benjamin Nelson, Governor of Nebraska from 1991 to 1999. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000. Moved from original location on West B St.Map (db m177021) HM
6 Nebraska, Red Willow County, McCook — Frank Morrison Home
Home of Frank B. Morrison, Governor of Nebraska from 1961 to 1967. Before becoming Governor, Morrison practiced law in McCook and raised a family with wife Maxine.Map (db m177033) HM
7 Nebraska, Red Willow County, McCook — George W. Norris Home
Norris, the “Gentle Knight of Progressive Ideals,” Served five terms in the House of Representatives and five terms in the U.S. Senate before retiring here in 1943 Map (db m79365) HM
8 Nebraska, Red Willow County, McCook — 25 — George William Norris1861-1944
George W. Norris, whose home is on Norris Avenue, McCook, Nebraska, served forty years in the Congress of the United States. Born in Ohio, he worked his way through college, followed the footsteps of the pioneers westward, settling in Nebraska. He . . . Map (db m79364) HM
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9 Nebraska, Red Willow County, McCook — Harry D. Strunk1892-1960
Harry D. Strunk dedicated his life to the development of southwest Nebraska and northwest Kansas as founder and president of the Republican Valley Conservation Association. Motivated by the Republican River Flood of 1935 that claimed more than 100 . . . Map (db m177000) HM
 
 
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Feb. 26, 2024