Alliance: Historical Stops

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 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.

Carnegie Arts Center

204 W. 4th, Alliance, NE

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

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

Box Butte County

Alliance, NE

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

Burlington Locomotive 719

Alliance, NE

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