Calamus Townsite

The town of Calamus was platted in September of 1874. One of its principal organizers was Lt. Thaddeus… Read More

Arcadia Centennial, 1885-1985

In 1873 the first settlers, George McKeller and Porter Brown, arrived near the Valley County site which… Read More

Evelyn Sharp

Evelyn Genevieve Sharp was Nebraska’s best-known aviatrix during her eight-year career. She was the daughter… Read More

St. Mary’s Catholic Church

St. Mary’s Catholic Church was built in 1900 by Polish immigrants near Elyria. They came to Valley County… Read More

Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park

Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park is comprised of a portion of the original 1280-acre Military Reservation.… Read More

Fort Hartsuff 1874-1881

The North Loup Valley provided a route for the Sioux raids upon the Pawnee. In 1872 white settlers moved… Read More

The Blizzard of 1888

On January 12, 1888, a sudden fierce blizzard slashed across the Midwest. The temperature fell to between… Read More