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Morrill Farmstead - NHR


category : National Register
Morrill Farmstead - NHR The Charles H. Morrill Homestead, listed on the
National Register of Historic Places, is
located on a picturesque site near the Big Blue
River. The original house, a one-story frame
dwelling, was built in 1872 and exhibits subtle
Italianate detailing in its design. The
one-and-one-half-story log house, finished in
1901, was built by Ludwig Rudeen. The Morrills
were among the first homesteaders arriving in the
area in 1869.


In 1879, Morrill became Governor Albinus
Nance's private secretary, and in 1904 he was
elected Republican national committeeman. He was elected regent of the University of Nebraska in
1889, serving as president of the Board of Regents from 1892 to 1902. In the 1890s he and Dr. E.H.
Barbour, professor of geology, initiated yearly geological and paleontological expeditions into all parts of
the state. These expeditions gathered the initial collections of the University of Nebraska Museum. Later
in life Morrill liberally financed expeditions and maintenance of the university's collections.



When the university museum building was erected in 1927, it was named Morrill Hall. A county in
western Nebraska, organized in 1908, and a community northwest of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, also bear
Morrill's name.


Address: South of town across second bridge, first left, about 1mile on the north side

Come visit us in Stromsburg, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

City Park

The City Square Park is in full view to travelers on the busy Highway 81 which passes on the west side of the Square. To commemorate the new millennium 2000

Stromsburg, NE

Recreation

Camping - Free camping and RV hook-ups at Buckley Park. Recent up-grading in the electrical wiring has made it possible to provide power for

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Swedish Festival

Held the 3rd weekend in June each year.

Stromsburg looks forward to its 50th annual celebration in 2002.

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Fawley Fountain

The Frawley Fountain has been the focal point of the City Square since the late 1800's. The fountain was placed on the east side of the park by J. A. Frawley and has been recently refurbished by his descendants.

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Midwest Park Arboretum & Sculpture

Midwest Park Arboretum in the northeast part of Stromsburg has more than 75 different varieties of trees and plants, with more added each year.

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