6/1/2021 0 Comments
By Tim Trudell
As workers lay rail along the transcontinental railroad during the 1860s, the difference between being a major city in an area and just another cowtown depended on landing a train depot. And, perhaps that wasn't more important than in Columbus, Nebraska.
Founded in 1856 by a group of men from Columbus, Ohio, about 75 people lived in Columbus when railroad workers arrived in 1866, Columbus quickly grew to near 1,000 within a decade. Today, the east-central Nebraska community has more than 23,000 people and serves as the seat for Platte County.
Read the entire story in the latest edition of Living Here magazine.
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