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Memorialtothe Veteransof the Civil andSpanish-AmericanWars.
[Honor Roll of Veterans]
Gettysburg · VicksburgAntietam · Monitor&Merrimac
To the PioneersofKearney County, Nebr.
Dedicated Sept. 23, 1933
This property is listed inthe National Register of Historic PlacesNebraska State Historical Society
Veteransof the World WarKearney County, Nebraska
[Roll of Honored Dead]Hilmer Anderson · Leo Robert AtwaterWilliam D. Brainard · Thomas J. GerenHarry A. Hetrick · Reuben N. D. JensenSegfred O. Johnson · Frank Leafste…
The Burlington & Missouri River Railroad entered Nebraska at Plattsmouth in 1870 and built west to join the Union Pacific at Kearney Junction (now Kearney city) on September 3, 1872. The railroad bridge into Kearney was used for 104 years. It link…
Following the 1848 establishment of Fort Kearny two miles east of here and the later expansion of overland commerce and emigration, the small commercial center of Kearney City was established here in 1859. The town's more common name, Dobytown, wa…
The trail which followed the south side of the Platte River was the main route to Oregon and California. Fur traders going to the Rocky Mountains took the first wagons over the trail in 1830. Oregon-bound missionaries followed in the mid-1830s, an…
The growth of overland emigration to Oregon after 1842 resulted in the establishment of military posts across the West to protect travelers. The first post, Fort Kearny, was established in the spring of 1848 "near the head of the Grand Island" alo…