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Pioneer Country, Nebraska

DuBois Tablerock Pawnee City Steinauer Plattsmouth Louisville Avoca Falls City Shubert Humboldt Burchard Tecumseh Nebraska City Syracuse Weeping Water Ashland Barneston Wymore Blue Springs Beatrice Filley Hickman Wahoo Steele City Fairbury Wilbur Alexandria Hebron Deshler Ohiowa Strang Shickley Milligan Geneva Exeter Fairmont Superior Nelson Sutton Clay Center Lushton Henderson York Gresham Benedict Aurora Stromsburg David City Osceola

From original homestead cabins to the architectural wonders of the State Capitol, the Land of the Pioneers is a rich and exciting land to explore. Historic attractions and events in the river towns of the east complement the prairie experience, ethnic cultures, and modern highlights found in towns and cities to the west. If variety is the spice of your life, you'll love touring this area.

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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

Stromsburg, NE Recreation

York County Courthouse - NHR

York, Nebraska has been the county seat of York County since its organization in 1870. The first session of the Board of County Commissioners was held in the old pre-emption

York, NE Historic Courthouses

Isaac Newton Clark House

Built about 1877 the Isaac Newton Clark House is a good example of Gothic Revival residence, a relatively rare building type in Nebraska. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Isaac Newton Clark was born in Ohio in 1836 and moved to Sutton in January 1872

Sutton, NE National Register

Indian Cave State Park

Nestled on the banks of the Missouri River on Nebraska'

Shubert, NE State Parks

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

Outdoor Murals

In 1993 this 100-foot wall mural depicting a typical Victorian street and business logos from early Superior, was designed and painted by Anne Beeson, an art teacher at the Clarkson Public Schools. It incorporates features of 15 historic buildings in the town.

Superior, NE Arts

1914 Agricultural Hall

The Thayer County Fairgrounds in Deshler boasts an unusual eight-sided Agricultural Hall built in1914. At one time, the building was used for plays, band concerts, movies, boxing and wrestling matches, and even high school basketball games.

Deshler, NE Recreation

Willie's Chapel

Wilfred Miller completed this chapel in 1995. He built it the same size as the "World's Littlest Church" in Festina, Iowa. Everything is authentic and is from historical buildings throughout the area that have been torn down. The steeple is dated 1898 and is from the Presbyterian Church in Nelson;

Superior, NE Historic Churches

Hempstead House

Among the four houses located in the National Historic Register District in Pawnee City, the large frame dwelling is a good example of the Queen Anne style. Known as the "Hempstead Mansion," the house was built in 1887-88 by E. F. Hempstead, who came to Nebraska from Illinois in 1886

Pawnee City, NE National Register

Nuckolls County Courthouse

With a population of 733, Nelson continues to serve as the county seat. The beautifully renovated 100-year-old courthouse stands on a hill overlooking the town. It was built in 1890 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. During the Christmas season the many beautiful

Nelson, NE Historic Courthouses

Chief Tecumseh

The town of Tecumseh, Nebraska was named after the great Shawnee (Shawenese) Indian Chief Tecumseh born in 1768. At the moment of his birth a comet flashed low across the sky. His father, who was a respected Shawnee warrior named Puckesinwa, named his son "Tecumseh" or "

Tecumseh, NE Indian Heritage

Arbor Lodge State Historical Park & Arboretum

A 52-room mansion that belonged to J. Sterling Morton, Founder of Arbor Day. Many of the family's original pieces fill the home. The Carriage house displays carriages used by the family. Walking trails wind through the grounds.

Nebraska City, NE Arboretums

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