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Burkett Archeological Site -NHR


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Burkett Archeological Site -NHR

Situated on a prominent natural terrace near the Loup River valley near Genoa, the Burkett Site comprises numerous earthlodge ruins covering an area of over 100 acres. The site is attributed to the Lower Loup Phase, protohistoric ancestors of the historic Pawnee. The village is believed to have been occupied by the Skidi band of the Pawnee during the early seventeenth century. Fifteen lodge sites and five trash heaps, or middens, were excavated, yielding an enormous artifact collection including over 20,000 pieces of pottery. - Listed on the National Register of Historic Places


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Genoa Indian School Barns

Four barns still remain that were part of the U.S. Indian Industrial School (1844-1934)

Genoa, NE Historic Barns

Mormon Trail Ruts

The Mormon Trail through Nebraska was not a narrow pathway in the same sense as a road. It was a corridor which might be a few dozen yards wide to several miles in width depending on the terrain. The oxen dictated the pioneers'

Genoa, NE Historic Trails

Augustana Lutheran Church

Augustana Lutheran Church's organizing charter was signed October 31, 1910. A group of Swedish Lutherans had settled in the area north and east of Genoa. Work began as early as 1908

Genoa, NE Historic Churches

Wright Site - NHR

Sometime between A.D. 1600 and 1750

Genoa, NE Archaeology

Congregational Church

On an August evening in 1880

Genoa, NE Historic Churches

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