The history behind the Christmas lights in Nelson
December 3, 2020
For as long as I can remember, Nelson's main streets have been lit up throughout the holiday season with the Christmas tree and candle decorations lining the streets today. I was curious as to how long we had been using them so I called the Nelson city clerk. When I worked in the city office, I remember looking through the catalog and dreaming of purchasing new decorations. So I knew the clerk would be able to lay her hands on the information.
In 1988, The City of Nelson purchased 30 Christmas decorations from the Kearney area Chamber of Commerce. Of the 30 purchased, 29 have been hung. Th...