Grand Island and Hall County, Nebraska (Images of America Series)

Grand Island and Hall County, Nebraska (Images of America Series)

by Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, Norma Venable, Wallace Venable


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Grand Island and Hall County, settled by German immigrants in 1857, benefited from the diversification that the railroad and western immigrants brought to central Nebraska. Their stories, captured in these images, are the stories of the heart and soul of America. Located in the Platte River valley, Grand Island and Hall County have long served as a gateway to the West. Thousands of western immigrants traveling the California-Overland and Mormon Trails purchased their supplies from the many road ranches scattered across Hall County. The Union Pacific Railroad arrived in Grand Island on July 8, 1866, and brought with it growth and prosperity. Grand Island swiftly evolved from a prairie town to a railroad city. From the sugar beet factory to the world's second-largest horse and mule market, business and industry flourished, and the people of Hall County reaped the benefits.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738541440
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 04/25/2007
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 922,476
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Taken from the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer's collection of nearly 60,000 archival photographs, the images in this book bring to life the daily lives of Hall County from 1870 to 1929. Since 1967, Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer has given visitors a glimpse of pioneer life. Described as a "crossroads in time," Stuhr Museum preserves and portrays the inspiring story of the pioneer town builders who created the first communities in Nebraska.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
Community     9
Businesses     19
Schools     35
The Home     45
Churches     59
Organizations     69
Transportation     79
Entertainment and Sports     93
People     107
Lighter Side     115

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