KEARNEY , acity and the
See also:county-seat of
See also:Buffalo county,
See also:Nebraska, U.S.A., about 130 M . W. of Lincoln . Pop . (1890), 5074; (1900), 5634 (65o
See also:born); (1910), 6202 . It is on the
See also:main overland
See also:line of the Union Pacific, and on a branch of the
See also:Burlington &
See also:River railroad . The city is situated in the broad,
See also:flat bottom-lands a
See also:short distance N. of the Platte River . Lake Kearney, in the city, has an
See also:area of 40 acres . The surrounding region is
See also:rich farming
See also:land, devoted especially to the growing of
See also:alfalfa and
See also:Indian corn . At Kearney are a State
See also:Industrial School for boys, a State Normal School, the Kearney Military Academy, and a Carnegie library .
See also:water-power is provided by a canal from the Platte River about 17 M. above Kearney, and the city's manufactures include foundry and machine-
See also:shop products,
See also:flour and bricks . Kearney Junction, as Kearney was called from 1872 to 1875, was settled a
See also:year before the two
See also:railways actually formed their junction here or the city was platted . Kearney became a
See also:town in 1873, a city of the second class and the county seat in 1874, and a city of the first class in 1901 .
It is to be distinguished from an older and once famous
See also:prairie city, popularly known as " Dobey Town " (i.e .
See also:Adobe), founded in the early 'fifties on the edge of the reservation of old Fort Kearney (removed in 1848 from Nebraska City), in Kearney county, on the S.
See also:shore of the Platte about 6 m . S.E. of the
See also:present Kearney; here in 1861 the
See also:office of Kearney City was established . In the days of the prairie freighting caravans Dobey Town was one of the most important towns between Independence, Missouri, and the Pacific
See also:coast, and it had a rough,
See also:wild, picturesque
See also:history; but it lost its immense freighting interests after the Union Pacific had been extended through it in 1866 . The site of Dobey Town, together with the Fort, was abandoned in 1871 . Fort Kearney and the city too were named in
See also:honour of General
See also:Stephen W .
JOHN JOSEPH KEANE (1839– )
There are no comments yet for this article.
Do not copy, download, transfer, or otherwise replicate the site content in whole or in part.
Links to articles and home page are encouraged.