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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Grand Island, Nebraska
Location of Grand Island, Nebraska
► Hall County (29) ► Adams County (2) ► Buffalo County (32) ► Hamilton County (6) ► Howard County (2) ► Merrick County (3)
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| The men and women of the 6th Bomb Group Association thank the people of Grand Island for their warm hospitality when we trained here in 1944/1945 before leaving for the Pacific Theatre of War to fly 1,750 World War II B-29 combat missions over . . . — — Map (db m59854) HM|
In memory of the
Heroes of 1861-65
who lie in unknown graves
on Southern battle fields.
Sleep on brave boys though
your graves are unmarked
You are not forgotten
Dedicated May 30, 1908 — — Map (db m53256) HM|
In memory of the
defenders of our country
1861-1865 — 1898-1900
Committee of Lyon Post No. 11
G. C. Humphrey
C. B. Norris
G. F. Ryan — — Map (db m53249) HM|
|Beneath the earthen exterior is an intricate structure of Cottonwood tree trunks and Willow branches. This is a moderate-sized earth lodge—thirty eight feet in diameter and eighteen feet high at the central fire hole.
Responsible for the . . . — — Map (db m45188) HM|
| Originally designed as a U.S. Post Office and Court House, the Grand Island Federal Building opened on November 26, 1910. It was designed by James Knox Taylor and cost $108,000. The 1935 west-wing addition was designed by local architect, Charles . . . — — Map (db m53250) HM|
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You are near the Platte River's famous Grand Island. It is approximately forty miles in length and two miles at its widest. Providing abundant wood and water, it often served as a campsite for Pawnee Indians. Journalists for the expeditions of . . . — — Map (db m79694) HM|
Grand Island Public School. Erected 1878.
I proclaim unceasing warfare against
ignorance, fanaticism and intolerance.
School Board, 1879
O A Abbott, Moderator
W H Platt, Director
H A Koenig, Treasurer
T J Hurford · C E Lykke · R C . . . — — Map (db m155063) HM|
| Designed by Omaha architect Thomas Rogers Kimball (1862-1934), the Hall County Courthouse is an exceptional example of Beaux-Arts classicism and borrows on Germanic design sources. Constructed of brick accented with limestone, the building features . . . — — Map (db m53239) HM|
In memory of the deceased
men and women
of all wars — — Map (db m59852) WM|
| Grand Island, in the Platte River, has given its name to the city of Grand Island. The island was formed by a narrow channel branching off the Platte River approximately 28 miles upstream from the present city of Grand Island and rejoining the main . . . — — Map (db m53258) HM|
| The Martin building was designed for J.D. Martin by local architect, Oscar Kirschke. The building was completed in 1914 for approximately $55,000. One of the first occupants was the funeral chapel and morgue of the Buchheit-O'Loughlin Furniture and . . . — — Map (db m53255) HM|
|Religious freedom, An American ideal, has on occasion been denied certain sects because of prejudice. Mormons were once persecuted and forced from their homes. The north bank of the Platte River served as the exodus route for thousands of members of . . . — — Map (db m45171) HM|
|Extensively traveled by immigrants during the Gold Rush to California in 1849 and by the pioneers of this locality in 1857. — — Map (db m45186) HM|
| Old Dodge School served as one of two branch camps in Hall County housing German prisoners of war. On July 9, 1944, Leo B. Stuhr, president of the county Non-Stock Labor Association, announced plans to use the school for this purpose. About one . . . — — Map (db m53254) HM|
|This building is the authorized public school house built in District No1 Hall County Nebr. Authorized & constructed in 1869 - 1870. — — Map (db m53263) HM|
April 6, 1831 - May 17, 1911
Wilhelmine F. Hagge Stolley
April 21, 1837 - Jan. 31, 1923
Born in Schleswig Holstein, Germany
Friederich, March 26, 1857 - Sept. 25, 1938
Anna H., June 123, 1859 - Apr. 15, 1929
Born in . . . — — Map (db m53264) HM|
|Pioneer Park, site of the first Hall County courthouse, honors the courageous settlers who peacefully inhabited this area in 1857 when only Pawnee lived here. In 1866 the Union Pacific reached Grad Island and in 1868 the railroad donated Block 19 . . . — — Map (db m45189) HM|
| This horse drawn tank wagon was used by Sinclair Oil beginning in 1917. The tank had an amazing 300 gallons of fuel or gasoline that was delivered to farmers and homesteads for numerous uses. In comparison, today's transport trucks hold 7,000 to . . . — — Map (db m53267) HM|
|The Lincoln Highway association, formed in 1913 to build a New York to San Francisco highway, sold “highway memberships” to raise funds for the project. In Nebraska the road, which traversed twelve states, extended westward from Iowa . . . — — Map (db m45203) HM|
From 1847 to the 1860s, the Mormon migration along the Great Platte River Road marked a distinctive chapter in the history of westward expansion. In contrast to the random migrations of individual families or companies that characterized much of . . . — — Map (db m79695) HM|
|The Pawnee: Prairie Town Builders, Pawnee History
The Pawnee migrated from the Southwest and lived in the Platte and Loup Village areas for more than seven centuries.
The Pawnee were the most influential and populous of the native peoples of . . . — — Map (db m45187) HM|
The Purple Heart medal was originated by General George Washington on August 7, 1782 for distinguished valor and is now awarded only to members of the armed forces of the United States who have been wounded in combat against an armed . . . — — Map (db m79693) HM WM|
| Here is a section of an original Seedling Mile on the Lincoln Highway. It was completed November 3, 1915. Grand Island was the second city in the United States to build such an example of concrete roadway. The original Seedling Mile extended from . . . — — Map (db m53234) HM|
| This building has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places of the United States Department of the Interior. Orginally constructed to be part of the American Hotel chain for the Bankers Realty Investment Company of Omaha, the . . . — — Map (db m53251) HM|
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