The Columbus Town Company by Gordon L. Steinbrook


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The founding of Columbus, Nebraska territory. “All of them at the meeting were German except for one who was Swiss and another who was Irish. Most of them had immigrated from Europe to Columbus, Ohio except for a few that had immigrated to Illinois. Here they were assembled for a very important meeting at the frontier Omaha hotel known as Douglas House. In this month of March 1856, they gathered to organize and make plans to fulfill a dream – to found a new town somewhere along the probable route of the transcontinental railway. The men believed that the logical route would be the Platte River Valley therefore they decided to establish their town approximately ninety miles west of Omaha where the Loup River emptied into the Platte.”

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