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Niobrara, Nebraska

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Chief Standing Bear Memorial Bridge

The "Chief Standing Bear Memorial Bridge" over the Missouri River is approximately 3000 feet long and 80 feet high over the river on the South Dakota side. It links

Niobrara, NE Memorials


Chief Standing Bear

Ponca Chief Standing Bear merely wanted to fulfill a promise; instead, he became part of one of the West's most famous trials. The Chief's son, like many of his tribe, had taken ill after being forced onto a reservation in Oklahoma. On his deathbed, the son uttered a final wish:

Niobrara, NE Indian Heritage

National Register Sites in Knox County

Bloomfield - Pospeshil Theater (1906): Elaborate pressed tin ceiling, fanciful woodwork.

- Carnegie Library: Being transformed into a museum. 402-373-4771

Center - Knox County Courthouse (1935

Niobrara, NE National Register

Ponca Tribe Marker

This has been the homeland of the Ponca Indians since earliest recorded history. In 1866, the Federal government signed the treaty of Fort Laramie, which transferred the land to the Sioux without the permission of the Ponca. Treaties made with the government in 1856

Niobrara, NE Historical Markers

Things to do near Niobrara, NE

Columbus Racetrack

THOROUGHBRED HORSE RACING JULY 27th - SEPTEMBER 9th Friday - Buck Night. Bet a Buck ($1.00 wagering) along with $1.00 dr...

Elks Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Fontanelle Orchard

The "Apple Barn" features fresh, tree-ripe fruit of all kinds. Either redi-pick or you can pick it yourself. Tours ...