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Memorial Cannon

This replica of a World War I cannon stands on the west courthouse lawn in memory of the USS Maine destroyed in the Havana Harbor, February 15, 1898.


The cannon is a replica because the actual cannon that was originally placed as the memorial was called up in World War II to be used as scrap metal - yet another sacrifice in the efforts for our country's freedom. The plaque placed on the memorial remains originally cast from the metal of the USS Maine.


A local blacksmith made this replica statue in respect for the continuation of the memorial.



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Tecumseh Historic District - NHR

Overlooking the north fork of the Big Nemaha River in southeast Nebraska's Drift Hills region, Tecumseh has been the county seat of Johnson County since the county's organization in 1856-57

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Old Johnson County Jail

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