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Post Office Mural - NHR


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Post Office Mural - NHR

The former Valentine United States Post Office, constructed in 1936-37, is a one-story, brick and limestone
Modernistic style building. While the building retains a high degree of integrity, its national historical significance derives
from the mural painted on an interior wall.


Through New Deal programs such as the Public Works of Art Project and the WPA Federal Art Project,
thousands of artists were employed. In 1934 the Section of Painting and Sculpture (renamed the Section of Fine
Arts in 1938) was organized under the auspices of the Treasury Department to provide murals and sculpture for
the many federal buildings constructed during the New Deal era.


Between 1938 and 1942 the Treasury Department's Section of Fine Arts (generally known as "the Section")
commissioned twelve murals for twelve newly constructed post offices in Nebraska. Valentine, along with the
other eleven post office murals in Nebraska represent the Section's goal of making art accessible to the general
population by reserving one percent of new building construction budgets for art.



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Cherry County Historic Bridges - NHR

Cherry County has six bridges listed on the National Historic Register usually designated as such because of their age and unique designs.

Bell Bridge

Valentine, NE National Register

Cowboy Trail

By the late 1800s, the United States saw railroad tracks stretched, like a giant web, across its entirety, carrying cargo and travelers towards settlement in the West. Long silenced, abandoned, and almost forgotten, a hundred years later the rails are beginning to see travelers once again. They'

Valentine, NE Recreation

National Wildlife Refuges

One of the world's unique geological areas,k the 19,000-square-mile Sandhills in north-central Nebraska is a vast region of sand dunes blown in by winds about 8,000 years ago. The nearby unchartable maze of grass-covered dunes scared away early pioneers.

Valentine, NE Wildlife Refuges

Cherry County Courthouse - NHR

Although Cherry County is the largest county (in square miles) in Nebraska, early settlement did not occur until the late 1870s. By the early 1880s, however, settlement began to increase spurred on, in part, by the construction of the railroad. In 1883

Valentine, NE National Register

Centennial Hall and Museum

The bond issue to build the Valentine Public School was approved in February 1897. It was designed by Omaha architect Charles F. Beindorff, and construction was completed in 1898. The two-story brick structure

Valentine, NE Museums

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