Wood River, NE

Wood River, NEWood River, established in 1866, was originally a railroad station named for the tree-lined river directly north. Three years later this settlement boasted a log Catholic church & a school. In 1874-75 the Union Pacific RR platted a new town of Wood River, three miles to the east. … [Read more...]

Cairo, NE

Cairo, NE  “Pronounced 'Care-oh'”Established in 1886, legend says that a survey engineer exclaimed,  “It looks just like a desert and should be called Cairo”, referring to its counterpart in Egypt.   The company clerk followed through with the theme of naming the streets appropriately:  Egypt, … [Read more...]

Dannebrog, NE

Dannebrog, NE  website:  www.dannebrognebraska.org "The Danish Capital of Nebraska"Incorporated in 1886, beautiful Dannebrog was named for the national flag of Denmark. Two festivals are held every year to celebrate our Danish heritage. “Grundlovsfest”, the first weekend in June, celebrates Danish … [Read more...]

Elba, NE

Elba, NEElba is a quaint, friendly town nestled in the North Loup River Valley, where our elderly are rich in ethnic heritage. Our youth are our future and are proud of their heritage. Polish, Czech and Dane are some of our predominant nationalities.February starts the year with a bang-----"The … [Read more...]

Cotesfield, NE

Cotesfield, NE No information for Cotesfield is available. … [Read more...]

Scotia, NE

Scotia, NEJust across the North Loup River from Scotia, is Nebraska’s only Chalk Mine, chiseled into the base of Happy Jack’s Peak. This elevated peak was favored by Ft. Hartsuff army scouts in their efforts to keep track of the Sioux Indians.Today, golfers “Putt Off the Peak”, trying for prize … [Read more...]

North Loup, NE

North Loup, NE “The Popcorn Capital of Nebraska” In the late 1800’s most area farmers found that popcorn was a profitable crop to plant.In 1901, North Loup businesses started giving Free Popcorn to their customers. One hundred four years later, during the annual “Pop Corn Days” festival, this custom … [Read more...]

Ord, NE

Ord, NE Visit the official Ord, Nebraska Ord Area Chamber of Commerce / Valley County Economic Development Website.Ord was selected as county seat for Valley County in 1873.  The town was then laid out in early 1874.  About this time General E.O.C. Ord was in command of the military department of … [Read more...]

Elyria, NE

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Burwell, NE

Burwell, NE “The Outdoor Rodeo Capital of Nebraska” We are proud to be the “home” to Nebraska’s Big Rodeo, Fort Hartsuff, the Calamus Lake & Fish Hatchery. Located on the dividing line between the Nebraska Sandhills and the North Loup River Valley, our livelihood hinges upon both cattle ranching … [Read more...]