Alliance: History

Alliance Army Air Field

East of Alliance near the Junction of Highway 2 and the Airport Road , Alliance NE

In the Spring of 1942, the U.S. Army selected a site one mile south of here for an airfield. The dry climate and open landscape afforded ideal flying conditions. Historical Marker 416.  East of Alliance near the Junction of Highway 2 and the Airport Road

Alliance Central Park Fountain

, Alliance NE

The Alliance Central Park Fountain was constructed in 1935 by Works Progress Administration and city parks department crews. It is historically significant as an electrically powered, colored-light fountain. The fountain, first activated during Alliance's "Stampede Days" celebration in June 1935, was in continuous use during the summer months until the mid-1970s when it fell into disrepair. In 1989, the fountain was restored to the historic appearance of the octagonal concrete structure.

Alliance Chamber of Commerce

305 Box Butte Ave, Alliance NE

Alliance Commercial Historic District

, Alliance NE

Historically significant as a prominent commercial center.

Alliance Knight Museum and Sandhills Center

908 Yellowstone, Alliance NE

Captures the essence of the Sandhills & life that exists within it.

Box Butte County

, Alliance NE

A flat-topped hill to the southeast was named Box Butte by early cowboys and travelers. Historical Marker 146.

Box Butte County Courthouse

, Alliance NE

Box Butte County was established in 1887. Following cantankerous debates and disputes elections, Alliance became the county seat in 1899. By 1912 the residents believed the original courthouse had outlived its usefulness and needed to be replaced. After passing a bond issue to cover the construction costs, the new courthouse was built in 1913. Designed by the Kansas City architectural firm of Rose and Peterson in the Beaux Arts style the courthouse continues to display good integrity.

Burlington Locomotive 719

, Alliance NE

Carnegie Arts Center

204 W. 4th, Alliance NE

Fine arts gallery featuring local and regional artists, gifts and sculpture garden. Free 308-762-4571. www.carnegieartscenter.com

Dobby's Frontier Town

325 E. 25th St, Alliance NE

Step back in time to the turn-of-the-century and see what life was like for the early settlers of the plains. With an authentic general store, post office, original bootlegger's cabin and baled straw house. Fall festival features assorted hands-on exhibits. 308-762-4321. http://www.dobbysfrontiertown.com/

Nebraska Veterans Cemetery at Alliance

PO Box 621, Alliance NE

Located on the site of the former Army Airbase. Marble headstones, historical displays and memorbilia represent a tribute to our nation's heroes. 308-763-2958.

Sallows Military Museum

1109 Niobrara Street, Alliance NE

Featuring Alliance Airbase artifacts from WWII and Box Butte County history from all military branches. 308-762-2384 http://www.sallowsmilitarymuseum.org/