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page were submitted by Sharon
The railroad depot and one of the
section house's at Eli, Nebraska.
This is a picture of Eli,
Nebraska probably taken in the '30's. Looking north on the
right is the livery barn, next a store and black smith shop. The
next building was the International Harvester dealership owned by
Frank Mapes, at one time said to be the largest dealership in the
United States. The long white building at the far end of main street
was the lumber yard. It was moved to Martin SD in '49 or '50.
Buildings on the left side include stores, a bank and an hotel. The
last building at that end of the street is a private residence now.
The bank building and two section houses for the railroad were also
moved to Martin SD. This information is what I have been told but am
always open to correction's.
Nebraska from the hill to the southwest of town.
The largest white building is the hotel, gone now, to the right is
the present Eli, community hall, an old theater, where many
gatherings are still held. To the right and in front of the barn is
the parsonage which is a private residence. The rest of the
buildings are all gone, that can be seen here, except two on main
street, most moved to other locations.
Nebraska school 1914-1915
I copied this picture larger and took it to a gathering at the Eli
community hall and asked people to identify who they could, now will
try to decipher the hand writing.
Back row left to right: Elmer Denison, Blanche Deweese, Charles
Deweese, Joe Oroake, Ernst Hendricks, Chester Deweese, ?
Middle row: ?, Edna Steele, ?, Leslie Spence, Mabel Deweese, Harriet
Denison, Andy Steele, ?
Front row: Colin Johnson, Vernis Denison, Dean Hendricks, Gladys
Johnson, Laverle Steele, ?
The question marks are kids that were probably railroad workers
family's as many were there for only a short time. This was during
the flu epidemic so notice the hankies in hand or on the clothes.
Note this was printed as a postcard.
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