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Gourley's Opera House - NHR (Rushville)


category : National Register
The one-story, false-front building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was constructed by Dave Gourley in 1914. The opera house has a raked floor and retains the original opera chairs. A wooden floor found in the basement was purportedly used for dances and roller skating. The opera house was later used for motion pictures and was known as the Plains Theater.


Address: Second Street

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Walgren Lake State Recreation Area

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Scamahorn Museum

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Spade Ranch - NHR (Ellsworth Vicinity)

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Tri State Old Time Cowboys Memorial Museum

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Gordon Golf and Country Club

You will be challenged by a tough nine-hole grass greens course, "the best in the west," located on the west edge of town.

Several tournaments are sponsored during the season. Youth activities are important at the club and visitors are always welcome.

Gordon, NE Recreation

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Gourley's Opera House - NHR (Rushville)

The one-story, false-front building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was constructed by Dave Gourle...