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In the late 1880's, Kearney business leaders envisioned the city as a major manufacturing center. The Kearney Cotton Mill was among the many enterprises launched as part of this venture, which included paper, woolen, and oatmeal mills; plow and ca…
In 1888, H. D. Watson established the historic Watson Ranch, at one time containing 8,000 acres, reaching from the fertile Platte Valley on the south to the rolling hills on the north and from downtown Kearney to a point five miles west. During…
Dedicated in honor and memoryJudge Bruno O. Hostetler1861 - 1954Leadership in establishingcollege in Kearney1903A gift from his daughterMrs. Florence H. RaymondJune 19, 1980
In honor ofGeorge and Venetia PetersonandElias and Mary Yanney The carillon tower reflects the early history of Kearney State College and the Administration Building located adjacent to this site. The four columns of the carillon tower symbo…
This gazebo is dedicated to thememory of theGood Samaritan Air Crew.On December 20, 1985, they gavetheir lives attempting to save others. Nancy BrandonJoan BrownCraig Budden
This garden was planted in memory of Dr. Paul Ambrose who died on American Airlines Flight 77 on September 11, 2001. "Paul dedicated his career to changing the health care system with an emphasis on physician leadership and prevention. Paul was…
This propertyhas been placed on theNational Registerof Historic Placesby the United StatesDepartment of the InteriorDestroyed by fireRebuilt 1940 asFort Theatre
Long before early French explorers named it the Platte River, or "flat waters," this heartland oasis was a crossroads. Migratory birds, abundant wildlife and Native Americans had been in residence for centuries when the confluence of the Oregon an…
andBauer Sundries & Veterinary SuppliesJanuary 1959 - October 1969Proprietor, Frances R. BauerHome of Kearney's last soda fountain In honor ofGeorge J. and Frances R. Bauerfor their civic mindedness and years ofdedication to the Old Town busine…
The first stone erectedin Nebraska to mark theOld Oregon Trail1811 - 1869Dedicated byFort Kearney ChapterDaughter of theAmerican RevolutionKearney NebraskaFebruary 14, 1910.