Local canyons, farmland and lakes provide outdoor sportsmen game-plentiful hunting ground and fishing areas. Campers from across the States return yearly to enjoy Johnson Lake, Elwood Lake, and Gallagher Canyon.
Whether you're looking for a place to visit or a place to relocate, you'll find Gosper County an ideal area.
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Gosper County was organized in 1873 with Daviesville the first county seat. The community retained that standing until 1884 when a county election made Homerville the county seat. With construction of the Burlington Railroad in the county beginning in 1886Elwood, NE Historic Courthouses
Gallagher Canyon (400 acres) and Plum Creek (320 acres) offer good spring crappie fising in the coves, as well as channel and flathead catfish. Drum and carp are common catches here. Both lakes have gravel boat ramps.
Gallagher Canyon is located 10 miles west of Elwood on Highway 23;Elwood, NE Recreation
Within the cemetery you will see the white dome of the memorial built by Mr. Robb for his daughter who died from an illness at the age of 15. The memorial is now closed, but in earlier days services were held in it. This cemetery was built by several families who were concerned that the valley'Elwood, NE Cemeteries
After camping just two miles south and east of where the Plum Creek emptied into the Platte River on August 7, 1864, the Morton party set out at 6 o'clock in the morning. They had joined with nine other wagons the night before to make a train of 12. Nancy Morton'Elwood, NE Battlefields