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Merrick County's 100th Year: 1858-1958

 

The Hord Home Ranch


(about 1900)

Photograph
MR. AND MRS. T. B. HORD
With Team and Buggy at Right

T. B. Hord was born in 1850, at Marion Ohio. Moving from there to Cheyenne Wyoming in 1880 and then to Central City in 1886. His arrival marked the beginning of a great business and industrial development in this locality. Beginning in the cattle and sheep feeding business, the Hord enterprises grew and flourished until all Nebraska was familiar with the name. Grain elevators, lumber yards, feed and farm supply houses became a part of the vast holdings. At one time, the annual output of finished livestock from the Hord lots was 10,000 cattle, 10,000 sheep and 7,000 hogs.

T. B. Hord and his descendants have, through the years, shared their success with the community which became their home. Amongst their visible contributions to Central City and community are, the home site of the Presbyterian Manse, Hord Hall at Nebraska Central College and Hord Memorial Hospital.

Compliments of
SAMPSON & ARMATYS
Central City
Compliments of
REDMAN'S SHOES
Central City
Compliments of
J. M. McDONALD CO.
Central City

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