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Grand Island, Nebraska

  • Fort O.K. Cannon

    Fort O.K. Cannon The cannon located on the South lawn of the Courthouse is dated 1853 and with the forged stamp of AMES CO. FOUNDERS, CHICOPEE, MASS.

    "This cannon was left at Fort O.K. August 22, 1865 by Major...
    Fort O.K. Cannon

  • Historical Markers in Hall County

    California and Overland Trail Markers - Six identical granite markers were erected on July 4, 1923. The historical markers mark the location of this trail across Hall County. The trail was used by i...
    Historical Markers in Hall County

Attractions and Upcoming Events

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

This landmark English Gothic structure opened for worship on July 7, 1889. The church was constructed with red granite from Colorado and trimmed in gray sandstone from Wyoming. The stained glass windows were imported from Europe. In 1903

Grand Island, NE Historic Churches

Annual Husker Harvest Days

The largest working irrigation show in the United States, the Husker Harvest Days is jointly sponsored by the Agricultural Institute of Nebraska (AIN) and Farm Progress Companies, with Nebraska Farmer magazine as host.

When you drive to the show site six miles west of Grand Island, you'

Grand Island, NE FESTIVALS

Oscar Roeser House

National Register of Historic Places

The Oscar Roeser House was built in 1908

Grand Island, NE NATIONAL REGISTER

Hotel Yancey (Yancey Motor Hotel)

National Register of Historic Places

Named for its proprietor, William L. Yancey, the hotel was begun in April of 1917

Grand Island, NE NATIONAL REGISTER

St. Mary's Cathedral

Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary - National Register of Historic Places

St. Mary's Cathedral is one of the finest Late Gothic Revival churches in the state, constructed in 1926-28

Grand Island, NE Historic Churches

Things to do near Grand Island, NE

Beauvais Ranche Station Site

Following a career with Pierre Chouteau, Jr. and Company, Geminian Pierre Beauvais established his own trading post in 1849 o...

Historical Markers

McCook Army Air Base - McCook Army Air Base, activated April 1, 1943, was one of 11 Army Air Force training bases in ...