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Nehawka Flint Quarries - NHR


category : Archaeology

Early archeologists observed nearly 300 unusual depressions in flint-rich areas of Pennsylvanian limestone formation along Weeping Water Creek near Nehawka. These features proved to be quarry pits dug by prehistoric inhabitants to depths of over ten feet. The massive amount of labor expended to obtain flint testifies to the importance of chipped stone to prehistoric people. The group most responsible for the mines is the Nebraska Phase, a farming and hunting culture that flourished in eastern Nebraska from A.D. 1100-1400. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Address: 7 miles Southeast of Weeping Water

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Heritage House Museum

The Heritage House Museum is a complex of three buildings consisting of the main museum, a native stone house, and a small wood structure which had been the office of Dr. Jesse Fate, a homeopathic physician. The name "Heritage"

Weeping Water, NE Museums

Lofte Community Theatre

The Lofte Community Theatre is excellence in family entertainment and professional in quality performances. The uniqueness of it's building and rural location make this theatre a fun experience that keeps comedy and musical buffs coming back season after season. After 29

Weeping Water, NE Theatres

Theodore Davis Site - NHR

On a prominent natural terrace of Weeping Water Creek, the Davis village, located near the town of Weeping Water, is the most extensively studied community of the Nebraska Phase. This culture flourished along the Missouri River and its tributaries from A.D. 1100-1400

Weeping Water, NE Archaeology

Congregational Church/Library

The Weeping Water Public Library was constructed by community effort in 1871. Built of native limestone, it served as the Congregational Church until a new brick church was constructed in 1887-90

Weeping Water, NE Historic Churches

Memory Lane Museum

The newest addition to the Heritage House Museum Complex is located in downtown Weeping Water in the building built by the Oddfellows for Oddfellows, Rebeccas, Masons, Eastern Star and Rainbow, I.O.G.T., G.A.R., Royal Arcanum and Royal Neighbors. The local newspaper,

Weeping Water, NE Museums

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Historical Indian Villages

These sites located throughout Saunders County have been registered as National Historic Places because of their v...

Nehawka Flint Quarries - NHR

Early archeologists observed nearly 300 unusual depressions in flint-rich areas of Pennsylvanian limestone formation along...