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Gordon, NE 693??

Gordon: Peak population (1960), 2,223. post office established March 3, 1884. Town named in honor of John Gordon of Sioux City, Iowa. During the 1870's Black Hills gold rush, Gordon, with a train of wagons under his command, attempted to travel to the Hills when the country was still Indian territory and closed to white settlers. He was overtaken about five miles from the present location of the town by a United States cavalry detachment. Gordon's oxen were turned loose and his wagons burned as an example to other gold seekers attempting to illegally enter the Black Hills.
Ref: Perkey's Nebraska Place Names, Elton A. Perkey. Published by J. & L. Lee Co., 1995, Revised Edition.

Latitude: 42.??.??, Longitude: -102.??.??
Photos from Helen Selee

Main Street of Gordon, NE, two main blocks of businesses, looking north.
[taken 2000 by Helen Selee]

Gordon Nebraska, Main Street looking north

Scamahorn Museum in Gordon, NE.
Named after Rev. J.A. Scamahorn, the founder of Gordon. This is not the
original church, but replaced the first one Rev. Scamahorn preached in.
[taken 2000 by Helen Selee]

Gordon Nebraska, Scamahorn Museum, formerly a church

Gordon High School, Gordon, Nebraska.
[taken 2000 by Helen Selee]

GordonHighSchool,Gordon,NE.jpg (106395 bytes)

Water tower, Gordon, Nebraska.
[taken 2000 by Helen Selee]

WaterTower,Gordon,NE.jpg (76413 bytes)

Sheridan county, Nebraska, fairgrounds
[taken 2000 by Helen Selee]

SheridanCo.Fairgrounds,Gordon,NE.jpg (75416 bytes)

The Masonic Lodge temple, Gordon, Nebraska corner of 2nd and Oak Streets
[taken 2000 by Helen Selee]

MasonicLodgeTemple,Gordon,NE.jpg (97134 bytes)

The Cowboy Museum and Winship Park,
on Oak Street, Gordon, Nebraska
[taken 2000 by Helen Selee]

CowboyMuseum&WinshipPark,Gordon,NE.jpg (134233 bytes)

City Hall, Gordon, NE. The front entrance was being
remodeled to include an elevator entrance.
[taken 2000 by Helen Selee]

CityHall(remodeling),Gordon,NE.jpg (67152 bytes)

Kut and Kurl Beauty Salon
228 N. Oak Street, Gordon, Nebraska
[taken 2000 by Helen Selee]

Kut&KurlBeautyShop,Gordon,NE.jpg (169609 bytes)

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