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Pioneer Country, Nebraska

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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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First United Methodist Church

The religious work done by the circuit riders in the 1860s and early 1870s which included Rev. C.W. Comstock and Rev. M.M. Smith laid the foundation for Methodism in the South Platte Mission, which included all of Saunders County except Ashland. In the spring of 1872

Wahoo, NE Historic Churches

Old Johnson County Jail

The historic Johnson County jail was constructed in 1872 of native limestone. The huge blocks for the jail proper were secured from a quarry on Yankee Creek, 4 1/2

Tecumseh, NE Pioneer Life

Methodist Church

The oldest church in Superior was built by the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1889-1892. Construction started in 1889, the basement was used for services in 1890, and the building was dedicated in 1892

Superior, NE Historic Churches

National Bank of Ashland - NHR

The two-story brick and stone commercial building, which was constructed in 1889 in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, was designed by the architectural firm of I. and I. Hodgson, Jr., with offices in Omaha and Portland, Oregon. Between 1889 and 1947

Ashland, NE National Register

Children's Museum

The York Area Children's Museum has a multitude of reality-based displays that bring out children's fantasies based on the fun side of adult realism.

York, NE Museums

George W. Smith House

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this house was built in 1890

Geneva, NE National Register

Early Churches

Some of the early churches that are serving Valparaiso are:

Mary A. Johnson Episcopal Church was dedicated in 1881.

Church of Christ was dedicated in October, 1883.

The Baptist Church was built and dedicated about 1885 or 1886.

Saints Mary &

Valparaiso, NE Historic Churches

Kilpatrick Mansion

The "Kilpatrick Mansion" is a two-and-one-half story brick dwelling constructed in 1904-5 in the Renaissance Revival style, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Beatrice, NE Historic Homes

Richardson County Courthouse

The Richardson County Courthouse, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was completed in 1925 to replace a wooden courthouse which was destroyed by fire. The then county commissioners commissioned architect W.F. Gernandt to build a fire proof structure for $200,000

Falls City, NE Historic Courthouses

Hiking Trails

For hikers, there are some 20

, NE Hiking

Victor E. Wilson House

The dwelling was built for Swedish immigrant Victor E. Wilson, who was elected to the state legislature in 1909. During the teens Wilson served

Stromsburg, NE National Register

Civil War Memorial

Standing on the grounds just south of the Fillmore County Museum in Fairmont is a Civil War Memorial "In Memory of the Unknown Dead," 1861 -1865

Fairmont, NE Memorials

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