“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 Lincoln, Nebraska

Clickable Map of Lancaster 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> Lancaster County, NE (24) Butler County, NE (1) Cass County, NE (11) Gage County, NE (33) Johnson County, NE (7) Otoe County, NE (13) Saline County, NE (9) Saunders County, NE (8) Seward County, NE (8)  LancasterCounty(24) Lancaster County (24)  ButlerCounty(1) Butler County (1)  CassCounty(11) Cass County (11)  GageCounty(33) Gage County (33)  JohnsonCounty(7) Johnson County (7)  OtoeCounty(13) Otoe County (13)  SalineCounty(9) Saline County (9)  SaundersCounty(8) Saunders County (8)  SewardCounty(8) Seward County (8)
Location of Lincoln, Nebraska
    Lancaster County (24)
    Butler County (1)
    Cass County (11)
    Gage County (33)
    Johnson County (7)
    Otoe County (13)
    Saline County (9)
    Saunders County (8)
    Seward County (8)
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1Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — "America's Mission"
On February 22, 1899, William Jennings Bryan gave one of the most renowned speeches in American History. The presentation, given in Washington, D.C., was entitle, "America's Mission". He spoke of purpose and direction and challenge, and . . . Map (db m66848) HM
2Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865
On Pine Lake Road near South 30th Street.
The son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Lincoln had to struggle for a living and for learning. Five months before receiving his party's nomination for President, he sketched his life: "I was born February 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. My . . . Map (db m133631) HM
3Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — Artesian Well Fountain
Near East O Street (U.S. 34) at North 10th Street, on the left when traveling east.
In the 1870’s, a well was drilled in the center of the block located northwesterly of 10th & “O” Streets to serve fire cisterns in the area. Water from the 1,000 foot deep artesian well proved to be too salty for the intended use. The . . . Map (db m158991) HM
4Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — 105 — County - City BuildingLincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska
On S. 10th Street.
On March 6, 1855, Lancaster County was created by act of the Territorial Legislature. Many early settlers came for land, while others were attracted by the commercial possibilities of the nearby Salt Basin. In 1859, a site east of the Salt Basin was . . . Map (db m88549) HM
5Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — George Washington1732 - 1799
On Pine Lake Road near South 30th Street.
On April 30, 1789, George Washington, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York, took his oath of office as the first President of the United States. Born in 1732, into a Virginia planter family, he learned the morals, . . . Map (db m133632) HM
6Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — Historic Haymarket District
Near North 7th Street at P Street, on the right when traveling south.
The "Haymarket" name can be traced to Lincoln’s first decade. In the capital city’s original plat of 1867, a "market square" was identified, bounded by O and P, 9th and 10th streets. It served as an open-air market for produce and livestock, as well . . . Map (db m159097) HM
7Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — Humane Society FountainRefreshment for Dog, Horse and Human…
On Q Street at North 7th Street, on the right when traveling west on Q Street.
This fountain was donated by the National Humane Alliance in 1908 after formation of Lincoln’s Humane Society in January, 1907. It is one of at least 70 similar fountains placed in communities throughout the United States. The fountain includes . . . Map (db m101878) HM
8Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Near East Campus Loop.
The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources fulfills the land-grant university mission of the University of Nebraska as mandated by the Morrill Act of 1862 by offering academic degrees through the College of Agricultural Sciences and . . . Map (db m66846) HM
9Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — 376 — Lincoln Army Air Field - Lincoln Air Force Base
Near NW 44th St at W. Cuming St.
Lincoln Army Air Field was constructed in 1942 on the former Lincoln Municipal Airport. The 2,750-acre property was leased to the army by the City of Lincoln. The base provided technical training for aircraft mechanics, basic training for army . . . Map (db m66966) HM
10Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — Lincoln Army Air Field Regimental Chapel
Near NW 48th Street at W. Douglas Street.
Nebraska Historic Site Lincoln Army Air Field Regimental Chapel 1942 This property is listed in the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m66968) HM
11Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — 254 — Lincoln's Founding Block
On Q Street west of 10th Street (U.S. 34), on the left when traveling west.
The Territorial Legislature at Omaha drew the boundaries of Lancaster County in 1855. Settlers first arrived in 1856 and a county government was established "on paper" in 1859. Methodist Elder John M. Young arrived at the head of a colony in . . . Map (db m66883) HM
12Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — Mammuthus Columbi
On Vine Street, on the right when traveling east.
Mammoths roamed Nebraska's grasslands for more than one million years before mysteriously disappearing between 11,000 and 10,000 years ago. These extinct relatives of today's elephants were the largest mammals ever to walk the Great Plains. Adult . . . Map (db m54358) HM
13Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — Mueller Tower at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
On Vine Street, on the right when traveling east.
This bell tower was given to the university by Ralph Mueller Class of 1898, in grateful appreciation of the free education given him by the State of Nebraska Dedicated Nov. 4, 1949. This tower was designed in 1948 by . . . Map (db m54357) HM
14Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — 90 — Nebraska Statehood Memorial
On H Street just east of 16th Street.
From 1854 to 1867 the seat of territorial and state government was in Omaha. In 1867 the State Legislature appointed a Capital Commission to select a location for the new state capital. Commission members Governor David Butler, Auditor John . . . Map (db m87800) HM
15Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — Original Site of St. Paul Methodist Church1867
On 10th Street (U.S. 34) at Q Street, on the left when traveling north on 10th Street.
First Church in LincolnMap (db m66882) HM
16Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — Osborne Athletic Complex
The Osborne Athletic Complex is named in honor of Tom and Nancy Osborne. Coach Osborne led the nation in winning percentage upon his retirement in 1997 after three national championships in a four year period (1994, 1995, 1997). He served as . . . Map (db m66849) HM
17Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — Paul A. "Doc" Downs1891 - 1979
On East Campus Loop, on the right when traveling west on East Campus Loop.
This area dedicated to the memory of… Beloved friend, teacher, dairy products judge and coach, creator of Husker Cheese and a pioneer of the Nebraska Dairy Industry.Map (db m66847) HM
18Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — 290 — Pershing Rifles
On Vine Street at 14th Street, on the right when traveling west on Vine Street.
General John J. Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Forces to Europe in World War I, was Professor of Military Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln between September 1891 and June 1895. Upon his arrival in Lincoln, which was . . . Map (db m54351) HM
19Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — Ronald Reagan1911 - 2004
On Pine Lake Road near South 30th Street.
On February 6, 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan was born to Nelle and John Reagan in Tampico, Illinois. He attended high school in nearby Dixon and then worked his way through Eureka College. There, he studied economics and sociology, played on the . . . Map (db m133630) HM
20Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — 253 — The Ferguson House
On S. 16th Street at H Street on S. 16th Street.
William Henry Ferguson, Lincoln businessman and investor built this house in 1909 - 11. It is one of the best examples of the Second Renaissance Revival style in Lincoln and perhaps in Nebraska. Architects were Searles, Hirsh, and Gavin of . . . Map (db m87762) HM
21Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — The Nebraska Governor's ResidenceNebraska Historic Site
On H Street.
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m87908) HM
22Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — 436 — The Nebraska State Historical Society
On R. Street just west of 16th Street, on the right when traveling west.
In 1878 public-spirited citizens, led by former governor Robert W. Furnas, organized the Nebraska State Historical Society. The legislature designated the Society a state institution in 1883 and began providing financial support.The Society's . . . Map (db m47377) HM
23Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — Thomas Jefferson1743 - 1826
On Pine Lake Road near South 30th Street.
Author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, third president of the United States and founder of the University of Virginia - voiced the aspirations of a new America as not other individual of his era. . . . Map (db m133633) HM
24Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — 441 — U.S. Post Office and Courthouse (Old City Hall)
On O Street (U.S. 34) west of 10th Street, on the right when traveling west.
In 1874 construction began on Lincoln's first U.S. Post Office and Courthouse on a block originally intended as a market square. The building was completed by 1879 at a cost of about. $200,000. Alfred B. Mullet, supervising architect of the U.S. . . . Map (db m66884) HM
May. 6, 2021