“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 Thayer County, Nebraska

Clickable Map of Thayer 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> Thayer County, NE (14) Fillmore County, NE (14) Jefferson County, NE (8) Nuckolls County, NE (2) Saline County, NE (10) Republic County, KS (7) Washington County, KS (4)  ThayerCounty(14) Thayer County (14)  FillmoreCounty(14) Fillmore County (14)  JeffersonCounty(8) Jefferson County (8)  NuckollsCounty(2) Nuckolls County (2)  SalineCounty(10) Saline County (10)  RepublicCountyKansas(7) Republic County (7)  WashingtonCounty(4) Washington County (4)
Hebron is the county seat for Thayer County
Adjacent to Thayer County, Nebraska
      Fillmore County (14)  
      Jefferson County (8)  
      Nuckolls County (2)  
      Saline County (10)  
      Republic County, Kansas (7)  
      Washington County, Kansas (4)  
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1 Nebraska, Thayer County, Belvidere — 235 — The Forty-Niner Trail
During the nineteenth century the United States underwent a dramatic westward expansion, but perhaps no single event stimulated this mass migration more than the 1848 discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill in California. Hundreds of thousands of . . . Map (db m206659) HM
2 Nebraska, Thayer County, Bruning — Bruning Air Field Pilots Killed near Naper, NebraskaAugust 3 1944
Acree, William • Albert, John • Armstrong, William • Arnett, Willard • Blakeslide, Herbert • Boekman, George • Bohle, Robert • Brown, Jack • Brown, Richard • Burke, James • Clarkson, Donald • Hemphill, Lloyd • Hutslar, Orson • Johnson, Arthur • . . . Map (db m206988) HM
3 Nebraska, Thayer County, Bruning — 397 — Bruning Army Air Field
Bruning Army Air Field, located northeast of here, was one of eleven army airfields in Nebraska during World War II. Construction began in September 1942 on 1,480 acres of farmland, for which the government paid twelve landowners $73,400. The field . . . Map (db m206989) HM
4 Nebraska, Thayer County, Bruning — First Free Flight of a Modern Hot-Air Balloon
On October 22, 1960, Paul E. ‘Ed’ Yost made the first free flight of a modern hot-air balloon from the former Bruning Army Air Field. The flight lasted 25 minutes and covered 3 miles. Humans first flew in 1783 in a hot-air balloon conceived and . . . Map (db m207000) HM
5 Nebraska, Thayer County, Chester — Home of 6 Man FootballChester, Nebraska — 1934 Originator: Stephen E. Epler —
[Title is text]Map (db m79891) HM
6 Nebraska, Thayer County, Chester — Municipal Auditorium
The Chester Municipal Auditorium was a 1938 WPA project intended for social and recreational uses. It was built at a cost of $29,340 with much of the labor done by hand.Map (db m79893) HM
7 Nebraska, Thayer County, Deshler — 315 — Friedensau
Located three miles north of this corner, near the Little Blue River, the village of Friedensau ("Peaceful Meadows") was established in 1874 by Lutheran missionary pastor John J. Kern. The town was first settled by his former parishioners from . . . Map (db m85667) HM
8 Nebraska, Thayer County, Gilead — Bank BuildingBuilt 1907
Bank closed in 1929 now used as Post OfficeMap (db m177407) HM
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9 Nebraska, Thayer County, Hebron — A Tribute To Hebron, Its People and Its Schools
This statue of our school's mascot, the Hebron Bear, is dedicated to our classmates and friends who made our time in school so memorable, to the teachers, coaches, school board volunteers and administrators who provided the invaluable guidance . . . Map (db m79889) HM
10 Nebraska, Thayer County, Hebron — Oregon Trail
From Independence and Westport (Kansas City) Missouri to the Columbia River. Route of the first Oregon Colonists, the trail of trappers and traders as early as 1830. A main road to the gold fields and western military posts. The path of the Pony . . . Map (db m206998) HM
11 Nebraska, Thayer County, Hebron — 433 — Thayer County
The boundaries of the future Thayer County were first defined in 1856, and the county was named Jefferson. In 1867 Jones County to the east was attached. The legislature in 1871 divided the single large county into two, naming the western county . . . Map (db m79885) HM
12 Nebraska, Thayer County, Hebron — 452 — The Hebron CCC And POW Camps
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was authorized by Congress in 1933 to provide employment and vocational training to young men during the Great Depression. The CCC worked on forestry and soil conservation projects across the nation. Company . . . Map (db m79890) HM
13 Nebraska, Thayer County, Hebron — Veterans Memorial
To honor the brave men and women of Thayer County who honorably serverd their country in war and in peaceMap (db m79887) WM
14 Nebraska, Thayer County, Hebron — World's Largest Porch SwingIs It A Swing And Miss Or A Home Run Record? — Story by Jordy McGowen, The ADviser, Hebron, NE —
Tell me it ain't so, Joe. This reporter's smile crumpled to the floor as I scanned the Guinness website to find the world's largest porch swing listing. It doesn't exist. The only category I could fin[d] that even came close was the world's . . . Map (db m79888) HM
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Dec. 6, 2023