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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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York Library Building - NHR

Constructed in 1901-02 in York, the library is a fine example of educational architecture. Designed by Marrison H. Vail, the building incorporates elements

York, NE National Register

Mahoney SP Cabins and Lodge

Secluded on wooded ridge tops, Mahoney State Park's 51 modern, housekeeping cabins are available throughout the year. Linens, tableware and basic

, NE Cabins

Congregational Church/Library

The Weeping Water Public Library was constructed by community effort in 1871. Built of native limestone, it served as the Congregational Church until a new brick church was constructed in 1887-90

Weeping Water, NE Historic Churches

Exeter Mural

This vivid mural, painted by Greg Holdren in 1998, shows activity in the town of Exeter in the early 1900s.

When Exeter was incorporated in 1879

Exeter, NE Arts

St. Martin's Catholic Church

St. Martin's Catholic Church was designed by architect James H. Craddock in the Gothic Revival style and was erected in 1907-8. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Clay Center, NE Historic Churches

Chief Tecumseh

The town of Tecumseh, Nebraska was named after the great Shawnee (Shawenese) Indian Chief Tecumseh born in 1768. At the moment of his birth a comet flashed low across the sky. His father, who was a respected Shawnee warrior named Puckesinwa, named his son "Tecumseh" or "

Tecumseh, NE Indian Heritage

Strang District #36 Schoolhouse

The two-story brick building, built in 1929-30 in a simplified version of the Reanissance Revival-style, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Strang, NE National Register

Memorial Cannon

This replica of a World War I cannon stands on the west courthouse lawn in memory of the USS Maine destroyed in the Havana Harbor, February 15, 1898.

Tecumseh, NE Memorials

Historic Homes Tour

1112 C Street: American Foursquare home built in 1902 by B.G. Dawson.

1016 D Street: Gothic-Georgian Revival 1910 Showhouse built by architect W.F. Gernandt.

822 E Street: Italiante home built in the 1870s.

1007 E Street:

Fairbury, NE Tours

Immigrant House

In October of 1874, a group of 35 Mennonite families fled persecution in South Russia and settled in the area of Henderson. That first winter was a hard

Henderson, NE Museums

Historical Walking Tour

While strolling along the sidewalks on Main Street stop and read the historical plaques placed on the fronts of the buildings that chronical the merchants that have occupied these structures from the 1900s to the present.

From a saloon in 1909, to a mortuary, to the Ritz Theater in 1936

Deshler, NE Tours

Memorial Torpedo

Displayed on the front lawn of the Saunders County Courthouse is the only submarine memorial in the United States, a World War II torpedo dedicated to the serviceman of the war.

Wahoo, NE Memorials

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