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Pioneer Country, Nebraska

DuBois Tablerock Pawnee City Steinauer Plattsmouth Louisville Avoca Falls City Shubert Humboldt Burchard Tecumseh Nebraska City Syracuse Weeping Water Ashland Barneston Wymore Blue Springs Beatrice Filley Hickman Wahoo Steele City Fairbury Wilbur Alexandria Hebron Deshler Ohiowa Strang Shickley Milligan Geneva Exeter Fairmont Superior Nelson Sutton Clay Center Lushton Henderson York Gresham Benedict Aurora Stromsburg David City Osceola

From original homestead cabins to the architectural wonders of the State Capitol, the Land of the Pioneers is a rich and exciting land to explore. Historic attractions and events in the river towns of the east complement the prairie experience, ethnic cultures, and modern highlights found in towns and cities to the west. If variety is the spice of your life, you'll love touring this area.

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Post Office Mural

The Pawnee City United States Post Office is a one-story, brick Colonial Revival-style building constructed in 1940-41. While the building retains a high degree of integrity, its historical significance derives from the mural painted on an interior wall. "The Auction"

Pawnee City, NE Arts

Carnegie Building

The first public libraries for Tecumseh were not pretentious. They were kept in private homes, at the city hall and elsewhere, with such books and magazines as could be secured through contributions and otherwise. The women of the city carried on the work of librarians. June 6, 1907

Tecumseh, NE Carnegie Libraries

Bluestem SRA

Anglers especially enjoy Bluestem's 742-acre state recreation area. The 325-acre lake offers diverse action for anglers of all abilities. Opportunity awaits to try for largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, walleye, northern pike and wiper among others.

Hickman, NE Recreation

Stagecoach SRA

Stagecoach State Recreation Area, like other areas in the Salt Valley, provides a variety of outdoor activities the whole family will enjoy in its 802 acre park. Although not as large as some of the other reservoirs, the 195

Hickman, NE Recreation


Lake Bridenthal House

The Lake Bridenthal House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the most distinctive local example of the Queen Anne style. Built in 1900

Wymore, NE National Register

Wagon Train SRA

Wagon Train SRA encompasses some 745 acres of land surrounding a 315-acre lake. This popular area provides year-round angling for largemouth bass, northern pike, walleye and bluegill among others.

Hickman, NE Recreation

Log Cabin - Home - Post Office

Superior's original building, a log cabin, was built by William Louden and several of his friends in 1872. The building served as a home, post office and trading post. As acting postmaster, Louden (paid $1 per month for his efforts) established "daily service,"

Superior, NE Museums

One-room Schoolhouse

Now, nearly extinct as an educational institution, this one room school, built in 1884, stands proudly on the museum grounds - a monument to the importance the prairie pioneer placed on educating their young. Many a rural student was provided eight years of "readin','ritin', and 'rithmetic"

Superior, NE Historic Schoolhouses

Outdoor Mural

A scene of early century Deshler is painted on the side of one of Deshler's downtown buildings.

- Gretchen Wiseman, 1997

Deshler, NE Arts


Geneva Auditorium

The two-story brick Auditorium which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, opened in December 1915 as the new city hall and opera house. Its opening event that year was the local talent's production of the play "The Dutch Detective."

Geneva, NE National Register

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