General George Armstrong Custer, commanding troops A, D, E, H, K, and M of the Seventh Cavalry, camped near here June 22, to 30, 1867, after a march from Fort McPherson, Nebraska. They were campaigning against the elusive Sioux and Cheyenne . . . — — Map (db m79233) HM
On Old U.S. 34 at Avenue 339, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 34.
Since times unrecorded, springs from the Ogallala Formation relieved travelers through the Republican Valley. In 1930 Benkelman citizens improved a nearby spring to benefit motorists on NE 3 (later US 34). The 1935 Republican River flood destroyed . . . — — Map (db m180993) HM
On State Highway 61, 8.5 miles north of U.S. 34, on the right when traveling north.
In May 1944 German prisoners of war from Camp Atlanta, Nebraska, were sent to a side camp near here to help area farmers complete the 1943 corn harvest. Seven farmers employed forty-four Germans, who harvested some ten thousand bushels of corn. Six . . . — — Map (db m180995) HM
On West 5th Avenue just east of Dakota Street, on the left when traveling east.
Actor Ward Edwin Bond was born in this house on April 9, 1903, the son of John W. and Mabel L. Bond. The family lived here until leaving Benkelman in 1919. Ward Bond played supporting roles in more than 250 motion pictures and starred as Major Seth . . . — — Map (db m180960) HM