Nebraska City

Nebraska City

      city, seat (1854) of Otoe county, southeastern Nebraska, U.S., on the Missouri River at the Iowa border, about 40 miles (65 km) south of Omaha. Oto Indians were early inhabitants. The Lewis and Clark Expedition visited the site in 1804. The community originated around Fort Kearny (1846; moved west to Platte River site in 1848), was laid out in 1854, and combined in 1858 with the adjacent settlements of Kearney City, Prairie City, and South Nebraska City. It grew as a steamboat port and outfitting point for westbound freight and travelers and was sustained by the arrival of the Midland Pacific Railroad (1871). The Mayhew Cabin (1855), a station for runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad, has been restored; it is part of a site formerly called John Brown's Cave that includes other restored historic buildings and a tunnel system. The Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired dates from 1875. An agricultural economy (corn [maize], soybeans, apples, and livestock) is supplemented by manufacturing (notably gas meters, plastics, and processed foods). The home of J. Sterling Morton (Morton, J. Sterling) (founder of Arbor Day [1872]) is in Arbor Lodge State Historical Park at the city's western edge, where a festival celebrating the holiday is held each April. Nebraska City is on the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. Inc. 1856. Pop. (2000) 7,228; (2005 est.) 7,035.

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