LinOma (Lincoln-Omaha) Area Photo Tag

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Yossarian™, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. Charleetho

    Charleetho Mr. Zoom Zoom

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    Zoom Zoom! Sweet ride PJ

    Its been a snowy winter in Colorado but it melts quickly. Not at all missing a NE winter.
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  2. dmorris29

    dmorris29 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Great timing, PJ. It’s perfect convertible weather.
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  3. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    It is warmer than the bikes!
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  4. gn83tm

    gn83tm Been here awhile

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    This is a real winter. Been a while since we had one of those, and no it's not melting quickly given the 30 degrees below normal temps. Good to hear that some of you are surviving it!
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  5. Charleetho

    Charleetho Mr. Zoom Zoom

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    You guys should come and play the Colorado TOR. It's pretty nice here. :hide

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  6. 99F150

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    Flood damage to the area roads is going to make for some interesting routes this year.
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  7. Tmaximusv

    Tmaximusv Separated at birth

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    wait! There are still some roads left in the area?

    All kidding aside, here's hoping that the worst of it is over!
  8. Charleetho

    Charleetho Mr. Zoom Zoom

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    Maybe somebody should start a kayak photo tag game.

    We've been watching the news reports. Hope you all are high and dry.
  9. gn83tm

    gn83tm Been here awhile

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    1557006673259-1283733950.jpg Time to get the party restarted. St Vitus church, Touhy Nebraska. It wasn't locked and one of the neighbors showed me the inside - absolutely beautiful. Add: Opened in 1903.
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    gn83tm Been here awhile

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    An old Mill. IMG_20190504_154335622_HDR.jpg

    Edit to add
    From historicflorence.org:
    The Florence Mill originated as the 1846 Winter Quarters gristmill, which was built under the supervision of Brigham Young. After the Mormons abandoned Winter Quarters in 1848, the mill was rebuilt by a Gold-Rusher who never made it to California. The Florence Mill provided agricultural support for the new town of Florence in Nebraska Territory. It is listed as the Weber Mill on the National Register of Historic Places, in honor of the Weber family's 104 years as millers of Florence. Renovation of the formerly dilapidated building is still ongoing. No longer pink, the Florence Mill remains today because it evolved to fit the times and changing agricultural needs of farmers from the Civil War to the Cold War. The Florence Mill contains the only structural remains from Winter Quarters. Though remodeled, moved and added to, the Florence Mill contains some of the original hand-hewn beams and wooden pegs cut for the 1846 gristmill. The grain elevator, which was added in 1915, continues to use the rope man-lift to reach the upper bins.
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  11. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Florence Mill, Florence (Omaha)

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  12. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    New tag. This is a transmission tower (obviously).
    Hint #1 - the motorcycle in the photo is in the same county as the previous tag. The tower, however, is not. (I may be incorrect by being off a few meters, but to the best of my non-surveyor ability I'm making the claim.)
    Hint #2 - from the vantage point of the motorcycle, you can also see the dome of a former astronomical observatory, no longer in use. (not in photo)

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  13. gn83tm

    gn83tm Been here awhile

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    IMG_20190513_173231002_HDR.jpg The tower at the far north end of 42nd St, Douglas county. The observatory referenced must be the old Millard Observatory at Neale Woods. There's a dome looking thing to the northwest, but I think that's the wrong direction. Clarification?

    I'll add the shot of the observatory (sorry it's behind a tree). Couldn't get up to it because they just poured new pavement on the drive leading to it. Still doesn't look to be on the Neale Woods property, but maybe it actually isn't.
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  14. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    You have it correct. Nice job!
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    gn83tm Been here awhile

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    A young women's seminary that never really got off the ground.

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    Mr Morris did a great job in figuring this out and crossing the river for the shot. This is the story from Wikipedia -
    Reverend Little's Young Ladies Seminary is a historic seminary building at 541 6th Avenue in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The Italianate style building was constructed in 1867 as a school for women, which was founded by a Presbyterian minister, George Little. Unfortunately, "[a]lthough the Rev. Little’s school received very favorable publicity, he encountered great difficulty in collecting the money pledged to construct his building. On Jan. 1, 1870, his board of trustees informed him that no more payments would be forthcoming. The Rev. Little closed the school, filed suit against the trustees for the money due him and eventually was awarded title to the property. He sold the building and moved to Nebraska where he became a missionary."[2] Several prominent businessmen later owned the building, and in the early 1900s it was converted to apartments. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. It currently houses a law office.
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  16. dmorris29

    dmorris29 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Law Offices at 541 6th Ave., Council Bluffs

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    dmorris29 Been here awhile Supporter

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    One of the first problems facing the State of Nebraska when established in 1867 was the selection of a state capital location. Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska's territorial capital (1854-1867), the State Legislature picked three men to make the decision: Governor David Butler, Secretary of the State Thomas Perkins Kennard, and State Auditor John Gillespie. This Capital Commission, largely through Kennard's persuasion, selected the present site of Lincoln on July 29, 1867. A few modest dwellings were soon built, but whether Lincoln would continue to exist as a settlement, let alone as Nebraska's capital, remained uncertain until after the depression years of the 1870's. In 1869 architect John Keys Winchell of Chicago designed three similar masonry dwellings in Lincoln, one for each of the Capital Commissioners. The construction of these three showplaces by Nebraska's first state officers did much to instill confidence in the future of Lincoln and to ensure its continued existence. Of these three structures, only this house stands today. It is believed to be the oldest house within the original 1867 plat of Lincoln.
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  19. Eats Dirt

    Eats Dirt Been here awhile

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    The Thomas P. Kennard House, from the other side. The Harris House is to the left, the State Capitol is peeking out over the trees on the right. They give the occasional tours, I was on one last December. Built in 1869, the house was remodeled in 1967 for the Nebraska centennial. It had a fairly large kitchen & dining room on the back that was demolished in 1923.
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    Eats Dirt Been here awhile

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    Pioneer Pete perched there on that pole went missing for 4 days in October of 2014. He's back, better than ever, he even survived the tornado a couple of weeks ago that destroyed an ice cream cone stand located diagonally across the intersection.
    (Pete has been taken before, in 1996. A radio station offered Ozzy Osbourne tickets for Petes safe return. The exchange took place on a remote dirt road, Pete's abductors wore bags over their heads.)
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