Fort Kearny

The growth of overland emigration to Oregon after 1842 resulted in the establishment of military posts… Read More

Walker’s Ranch

Two miles to the east is the site of Walker’s Ranch, an early Kearney County landmark. The ranch was… Read More

The Great Platte River Road

The Trail Which followed the south side of the Platte River was the main route to Oregon and California.… Read More

Axtell, Nebraska

Swedish immigrants began homesteading Mirage Township, Kearney County, in 1873. By 1876 these families… Read More

The Burlington and Missouri River Railroad

The Burlington & Missouri River Railroad entered Nebraska at Plattsmouth in 1870 and built west to join… Read More


Following the 1848 establishment of Fort Kearny three miles east of here and the later expansion of overland… Read More

Lowell, 1872-1972

The Boom Town played an important role in the West, and few Nebraska towns had such a boom history as… Read More