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West Lawn Cemetery

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Hod Kosman

History of Banking in Scottsbluff As Chairman, President and CEO of Platte Valley Companies and a third generation banker from Scottsbluff, Hod has extensive knowledge and a unique perspective of the rich and colorful history of banking.  The Kosman family … Continue reading

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Western Plains Historic Preservation Association (WPHPA)

WPHPA was conceived when while in the process of leveling a field a farmer reported to the state archeologist that he had unearthed numerous graves.  The state had no funds with which to investigate and salvage the find.  A group … Continue reading

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Jack Preston

Hull Community, Pleasant Hill Cemetery and surrounding area history and website project On Saturday, March 17, 28 at 1:30pm we welcome back our friend, patron and website member, Jack Preston, who will present a program on the Hull community, the … Continue reading

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Ray Richards

History of Love and       Welsh Love Spoons In honor of Valentines Day, Ray Richards will presenting his program on Love, Welsh Love Spoons and his Welsh family on Saturday, February 17th at 1:30 pm. Welsh love spoons are hand made … Continue reading

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Boyd und Gregory Co. Vorwärts

  The Boyd und Gregory Co. Vorwärts was a German based newspaper established in 1899 by Joseph Tagwerker.  The first weekly issue was published on Friday, August 4th in Butte, Nebraska.  The primary circulation and coverage area included Boyd, Rock, … Continue reading

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The Liberty Bell – vol. #1

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Liberty Bell school newspaper

The Liberty Bell newspaper was a short run school newspaper compiled and published by the students of the Liberty School north of the village of Morrill in Sioux County. To the best of our knowledge only two issues are known … Continue reading

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How to Search this site

There seems to be some confusion about how and where to search for information on this website so let’s try to clear that up. There are actually two separate and distinct search functions that a person can use while looking … Continue reading

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Gretchen Deter: “Black Robe Priest”

The Story of Pierre Jon Desmet Many history lovers have been infatuated with the life and works of Pierre Jon Desmet, one of the American West’s greatest explorers, cartographers, Native American advocates, and missionary. He came from East Flanders in … Continue reading

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