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The Lewis & Clark Expedition Barge/Keelboat was 55 feet long and 8 feet 4 inches wide and drew 2 to 2.5 foot [sic] of water when loaded with an estimated 12 to 15 ton[s] of supplies. The preponderance of the historic evidence indicates that it was…
One valued member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition had four legs, webbed feet and weighed 150 pounds. He was Captain Meriwether Lewis' dog Seaman, a Newfoundland. At Lewis' command, Seaman jumped into the Ohio River to catch squirrels swimming…
The Otoe and Missouria people who lived in this area in the 1700s and 1800s built villages with small groupings of earth lodges. Like the Omahas, Poncas and Pawnees who lived in Nebraska and Kansas, and Mandans, Arikawas and Hidatsas in the Dakota…
Today, the Missouri River is 2315 miles in length. At Nebraska City it is 1755 miles from the headwaters in Montana and 560 miles to its mouth near St. Louis, MO. where it empties into the Mississippi River. It is North America's longest river but…
This fire alarm bell was used in Nebraska City from 1895 until 1964. It was purchased by the City of Nebraska City on November 18, 1875, from the E. W. Van Duzen Co., Buckeye Bell Foundry, Cincinnati, Ohio for $115.16 to replace a previous bell. S…
Dedicated October 23, 1956byM. W. Merle M. Hale,Grand Masterin honor of the pioneer Masons of Nebraska .Territory who founded Masonry in Nebraska City as Giddings Lodge No. 156, chartered by the Grand Lodge of Missouri, May 28, 1856. On Septemb…
First Methodist Church United MethodistHistoric Site No. 407
This wall is part of thefirst church built in 1855
After Nebraska Territory was organized in 1854, Dr. W. H. Goode came to establish Methodist missions. In 1855 Goode appointed Rev. William D. Gage to lead the Nebraska City Mission. Construction of a church began at this site in 1855. It was de…
Invented and owned byJoseph R. Brown of MinnesotaManufactured byJohn A. Reed of New YorkLanded at Nebraska Cityfrom Steamer West WindJuly 12 - 1862Started for Denver, self-propelledJuly 22 - 1862Disabled and abandoned seven miles out.