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Fort O.K. Cannon


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Fort O.K. Cannon
The cannon located on the South lawn of the Courthouse is dated 1853 and with the forged stamp of AMES CO. FOUNDERS, CHICOPEE, MASS.


"This cannon was left at Fort O.K. August 22, 1865 by Major J.R. Curtis 'for the protection of the settlement against attack by Hostile Indians'."


Presented to Hall County March 1, 1897 under the act of Congress of May 22, 1896.



Address: West First and South Locust Streets

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Hall County Courthouse

One of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts Classicism architecture in the Midwest, the Hall County Courthouse was formally accepted in January, 1904. Note the central section'

Grand Island, NE National Register

Annual Husker Harvest Days

The largest working irrigation show in the United States, the Husker Harvest Days is jointly sponsored by the Agricultural Institute of Nebraska (AIN) and Farm Progress Companies, with Nebraska Farmer magazine as host.

When you drive to the show site six miles west of Grand Island, you'

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Soldiers Memorial

Located on the South lawn of the Courthouse the memorial reads, "IN MEMORY OF THE DEFENDERS OF OUR COUNTRY, 1861-1865 and the Spanish American War, 1898-1900"

Erected by the city of Grand Island, 1913

Grand Island, NE Memorials

Island Oasis

LOOKING FOR SUMMER FUN? Island Oasis is the COOL place to be this summer. The only water park of its kind between Lincoln and Denver.

Grab you sunglasses; throw on your swimsuit and discover a day of summer fun at Island Oasis Water Park.

Grand Island, NE RECREATION

Andrew M. Hargis House

National Register of Historic Places.

Built in 1898, the Andrew M. Hargis House is a fine example of the Queen Anne style and also incorporates Neo-Classical Revival detailing in its design. Hargis founded the Grand Island Business and Normal College in 1885

Grand Island, NE NATIONAL REGISTER

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