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Pony Express Mural


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Pony Express Mural The Pony Express galloped through the West in 18 short months before Nebraska gained statehood. The historic value of those early times is being preserved in Gothenburg, which was named Pony Express Capital of Nebraska in 1991. Pony Express riders gallop across the Gallagher building in a mural featuring horse and rider in 24 rainbow colors. The high school art class painted the mural in 1981 with assistance from a grant by the Nebraska Humanities Council and a Lincoln artist. The horse and riders now serve as a service marked logo used by the Chamber of Commerce to promote tourism.


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Sod House Museum

The award-winning Sod House Museum was established in Gothenburg in 1988

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Ernest A. Calling House

Ernest A. Calling, a pioneer businessman of Gothenburg, hired L.J. Anderson to build this distinctive Queen Anne style home in 1907. Born in Klipp, Sweden, in 1870, Calling emigrated to the United States in 1889

Gothenburg, NE National Register

Swedish Crosses Cemetery

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Pony Express Station

The Sam Machette Station was used as an early fur trading post/ranch house along the Oregon Trail southwest of Gothenburg before it was used as a Pony Express station during its operation between April 1860 and November 1861

Gothenburg, NE Pony Express

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