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 is continued, with all the free popcorn you can eat while you enjoy the entertainment.

North Loup was founded in 1872, by Rev. Oscar Babcock and his hearty band of Seventh Day Baptist.

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Elyria, NE

Elyria, NE

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Elba, NE

Elba, NE

Elba 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 Kolache Shoot-Out” one of many events that celebrate our heritage. Our town is nestled in the entrance of the beautiful North Loup River Valley and surrounded by 3 lakes, all within an hours’ drive. At the information booth, located on the corner of Highway 11 and Pearl Street, you can pick up a JUNK JAUNT® Vendor Guide and a detailed map of Elba.

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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 Independence. Our “Old Fashioned Danish Christmas” is the second weekend in December. You will find us a warm, friendly town with a 3+ mile hard surface hike/bike trail, beautiful city park, ball field, historical Columbia Hall, murals, visitors center and much Danish tradition. We are proud of our Volunteer Fire Dept. & EMS Unit.

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Cotesfield, NE

Cotesfield, NE

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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, Berber, Thebe, Nubia, Medina, Suez, Said, Mecca and Nile.

A year after being established, Cairo had a thriving main street and 200 citizens.   Now, 118 years later, Cairo’s population is 790 citizens.    Look for our new Welcome Camel on North Hwy 11, donated by Mr. Eddie Baach.

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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 and farming & newly blossoming Agri-Tourism businesses.

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Burwell Area / Garfield County Convention & Visitors Bureau 2015

Burwell Area / Garfield County Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Wood River, NE

Wood River, NE

Wood 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. The Railroad station, post office & Jackson’s ‘Road Ranch’ Store were placed on skids and moved to the new location.

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Road Ranches were established west of the present town site, to serve the ‘1858 tourists’… Gold seekers, emigrants on the Morman & Oregon trails.

St. Mary’s Cemetery and the District 5 School mark the original town site.

Scotia, NE

Scotia, NE

Just 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 money.

Each October the Chalk Mine becomes a “Haunting” place to behold. Local residents take pride in the Chalk Block buildings that still adorn our main street.

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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 the Platte and made a trip up the North Loup Valley for the purpose of establishing or selecting a location for Fort Hartsuff. It was decided to name the new town “Ord” in his honor.

Ord continues to be an example of success in a rural community. Stop and shop, visit or tour, we think you’ll agree Ord is ExtraORDinary!o]

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Valley County Travel & Tourism 2015

VALLEY COUNTY TRAVEL & TOURISM
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Ord Area Chamber of Commerce / Valley County Economic Developmen 2015

Ord Area Chamber of Commerce / Valley County Economic Development
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