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Here the spiffy new Welcome sign in Burwell. And in the second photo, a huge old house all scraped and ready for painting.
Also a nice old church in town.
Updated Apr 7, 2008
Here are photos of various places we saw around town.
For stores on the town square, see "Shopping Tips"
click the photo here to see them all.
Written Feb 15, 2008
rafting, canoeing, fishing, etc.
Just in case you were wondering, the North Loup feeds into the South Loup to become the Loup River, which feeds into the Platte River, which feeds into the Missouri River, which feeds into the MIssissippi River. So a leaf tossed into the North Loup at Burwell would in theory end up in the Gulf of Mexico at New Orleans. Just in case you were wondering.
Written Nov 17, 2005
The Burwell Rodeo "Nebraska's Largest Outdoor Rodeo", will be held July 28, 29, & 30 in 2005. However there are related activities from July 25th (an open horse show) through July 31st (a demolition derby). Four rodeos are held; one on Thursday and Friday at 7:30 pm, and two on Saturday at 1:30 and 7:30 pm. There are also pancake feeds, quilt shows, a downtown parade at 10 am Saturday, and other activities too numerous to mention.
Written Jun 7, 2005
Phone: (308) 346-5210
Here are five photos of various businesses around the town square in Burwell.
Click the photo you see to enlarge it and see the rest.
Written Feb 15, 2008
An early day cavalry fort has been preserved just ten miles south of Burwell on highway 11. It is a state historical park, and a permit is required, which you can obtain at the fort.
Go ten miles south to the village of Elyria and watch for the sign to Ft.Hartsuff. You will turn east for 3 miles to get to the fort, but its all paved.
Fort Hartstuff was an active post during 1874-1881. The post operated during the Plains Indian Wars and functioned as a relief post for settlers on the plains. In addition to this, it became a social center where settlers could find work as well as sell produce from their farms. When the railroad came through, there was no more need for the fort and it was closed. Today, the Nebraska Game and Parks commission runs the area as a living history site. On holidays and Sundays, guides in period uniforms interpret the history regarding the post.
Updated Jun 18, 2006