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150th Birthday Celebrations

Postby Coyote » Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:49 am

Now that Omaha's 150th Birthday celebrations have passed, other communities throughout Nebraska will be celebrating theirs.

Columbus turns 150 this years and have scheduled many Sesquicentennial Events that include their Columbus Days June 27-July 4, the Nebraska Balloon Rally July 14-16 and something called the United Way Duck Derby on August 11th.
http://www.megavision.net/150/calendar.htm

I just received this e-mail today and haven't checked to see what other communities are planning Sesquicentennial events in the coming years, but there should be plenty of places to go - for those who are interested.
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Postby Coyote » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:19 pm

After a quick search I could only find:

Fremont's Sesquicentennial, John C. Fremont Days, July 14-16, along with a special one-day event on Founders' Day, Aug. 23.

150th Anniversary of North Bend the weekend of the 23nd Annual Dodge County Old Settlers Days June 24th & 26th, 2006 in North Bend, Nebraska.

Possible Events during the Ponca Sesquicentennial, Summer 2006 June 23-25 (Days of ′56 Rodeo) through August 4-6 (Nifty ′50s Weekend)

Apparently Grand Island had theirs in 2002
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Postby nebugeater » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:31 pm

I beleive that Uehling is celibrating with events this year. The first was a few weeks ago and the big event is schedualed around Labor Day

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Postby Coyote » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:40 pm

nebugeater wrote:I beleive that Uehling is celibrating with events this year. The first was a few weeks ago and the big event is schedualed around Labor Day


Uehling was platted on December 6, 1905 and incorprated on November 20, 1906 - so they must be celebrating their 100th birthday this year.
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Postby nebugeater » Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:08 pm

Coyote wrote:
nebugeater wrote:I beleive that Uehling is celibrating with events this year. The first was a few weeks ago and the big event is schedualed around Labor Day


Uehling was platted on December 6, 1905 and incorprated on November 20, 1906 - so they must be celebrating their 100th birthday this year.



OK so I am off by 50 years. Guess time flies! I did know they were celibrating a milestone aniversery thought ! :lol:

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Postby Coyote » Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:27 pm

nebugeater wrote:OK so I am off by 50 years. Guess time flies! I did know they were celibrating a milestone aniversery thought ! :lol:


Yes. I found out Uehling is a very small village in Dodge County, that has one of Nebraska's Historical Barns.
It may be worth a trip there just to see. I have thought of trying to find some of Nebraska's Barns:

The Uehling Barn
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The only Barn photo I have is Omaha's Ackerhurst Dairy Barn:

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Re: 150th Birthday Celebrations

Postby Coyote » Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:38 pm

Nebraska sesquicentennial seal unveiled

NANCY HICKS: Lincoln Journal Star wrote:March 1, 2017, the 150th anniversary of Nebraska statehood, will kick off a year of celebration. The seal was developed over several months by a volunteer planning committee, according to a news release.


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Re: 150th Birthday Celebrations

Postby bigredmed » Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:45 pm

Nice.

I hope they do some art that reflects Nebraska's contribution to the arts and sciences (including the two Nobel Prize winners from Nebraska.)

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Re: 150th Birthday Celebrations

Postby Coyote » Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:11 pm

The countdown begins:

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Re: 150th Birthday Celebrations

Postby Brad » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:29 am

150 years ago this week, the Senate voted to make Nebraska a state. But the bill would have to overcome a presidential veto.

http://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/year ... be581.html

By David Hendee / World-Herald staff writer wrote:Nebraska’s fitful path to statehood inched ahead 150 years ago this week in Omaha and Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Senate passed the statehood bill on Jan. 9, 1867, and sent it to the House, which took it up the next day and passed it six days later. Nebraska would achieve statehood 45 days later, but not before overcoming a presidential veto.
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Re: 150th Birthday Celebrations

Postby Brad » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:30 am

Nebraska 150 Website
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Re: 150th Birthday Celebrations

Postby Brad » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:45 pm

Union Pacific to operate streamliner for Nebraska’s statehood anniversary

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/20 ... treamliner

Trains Magazine wrote:OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific will operate its streamlined E9 locomotives and heritage passenger equipment in August on a tour to mark the Nebraska's sesquicentennial as a state. The train will traverse the state Aug. 4-6 during a three-day “Whistle Stop Tour.”
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Re: 150th Birthday Celebrations

Postby Brad » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:05 am

150 years ago today! March 1, 1867!

Happy Birthday Nebraska! :bday:
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Re: 150th Birthday Celebrations

Postby Brad » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:14 am

Schedule is out!

First Lady Shore announces details for "Nebraska150 Express" statewide train tour August 4-6

https://www.up.com/media/releases/17071 ... xpress.htm

Here is a quick schedule, read the article for more details.

FRIDAY, AUG. 4
Train Schedule:
9:45 a.m. CDT – Depart Omaha, Durham Museum, 801 S 10th St.
11:50 a.m. CDT – Arrive Columbus, 1211 12th Street
12:50 p.m. CDT – Depart Columbus for North Platte
5:15 p.m. CDT – Arrive North Platte, 621 East Front Street

SATURDAY, AUG. 5
Train Schedule:
8:00 a.m. CDT – Depart North Platte
8:30 a.m. MDT – Arrive Ogallala, 100 Railroad Street
9:30 a.m. MDT – Depart Ogallala for Sidney
11:55 a.m. MDT– Arrive Sidney, 998 Hickory Street
12:55 p.m. MDT – Depart Sidney
6:20 p.m. MDT – Arrive Gering, 2090 Depot Drive
7:20 p.m. MDT – Depart Gering for North Platte

SUNDAY, AUG. 6
Train Schedule:
8:00 a.m. CDT – Depart North Platte
10:00 a.m. CDT – Arrive Kearney, 110 West Railroad Street
11:00 a.m. CDT – Depart Kearney for Grand Island
11:55 a.m. CDT– Arrive Grand Island, 280 East Front Street
12:55 p.m. CDT – Depart Grand Island for Omaha
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