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By Pat Filippone, July 15, 2015
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Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — 105 — County - City BuildingLincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska
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
Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — Humane Society FountainRefreshment for Dog, Horse and Human…
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
Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — 376 — Lincoln Army Air Field - Lincoln Air Force Base
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
Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — Lincoln Army Air Field Regimental Chapel
Nebraska Historic Site Lincoln Army Air Field Regimental Chapel 1942 This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m66968) HM
Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — 254 — Lincoln's Founding Block
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
Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — Mammuthus Columbi
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
Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — Mueller Tower at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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
Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — 90 — Nebraska Statehood Memorial
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
Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — Original Site of St. Paul Methodist Church1867
First Church in Lincoln — Map (db m66882) HM
Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — 290 — Pershing Rifles
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
Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — 253 — The Ferguson House
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
Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — The Nebraska Governor's ResidenceNebraska Historic Site
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m87908) HM
Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — 436 — The Nebraska State Historical Society
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

Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — 441 — U.S. Post Office and Courthouse (Old City Hall)
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
Nebraska (Lancaster County), University of Nebraska - 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
Nebraska (Lancaster County), University of Nebraska - Lincoln — Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
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
Nebraska (Lancaster County), University of Nebraska - 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
Nebraska (Lancaster County), University of Nebraska - Lincoln — Paul A. "Doc" Downs1891 - 1979
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

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