Although Cherry County is the largest county (in square miles) in Nebraska, early settlement did not occur until
the late 1870s. By the early 1880s, however, settlement began to increase spurred on, in part, by the
construction of the railroad. In 1883
This one-and-one-half-story frame house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a simplified example of a Neo-Classical
Revival dwelling, based upon earlier Greek Revival style houses in the eastern and mid-western states. F. M.
By the late 1800s, the United States saw railroad tracks stretched, like a giant web, across its entirety, carrying cargo and travelers towards settlement in the West. Long silenced, abandoned, and almost forgotten, a hundred years later the rails are beginning to see travelers once again. They'