Platte County Cemeteries

West Meeting Room of PCHS Museum 2916 16th Street, Columbus, NE, United States

Presented by Fr. Wayne Pavela. Fr. Wayne has visited every cemetery in Platte County and will talk about the interesting things he has discovered. Meeting in the PCHS west building meeting room.

Blizzard of 1888—The School Children’s Blizzard

The Great Blizzard of 1888 is also known as The Schoolchildren's Blizzard because it struck with almost no warning in the middle of the day on January 12th. Children were snowed in at schoolhouses across a large portion of the country. Three Nebraska country school teachers - Loie Royce of Plainfield, Etta Shattuck of Holt […]