Will re-enact 1864 Oregon Trail attacks


August 4, 2022

It wouldnʼt surprise us to learn these youngsters pictured participating in the 1972 Oregon Trail Days will be back in Oak on Saturday helping with the 2022 retelling of the stories from 1864. A sign on their coaster wagon said their horse had died but they planned to make it to Oak or bust.

Since the Nebraska Centennial was observed in 1967, members of the northeastern Nuckolls County Community of Oak have enlisted the aid of friends and neighbors and tried to preserve and share the community's historical heritage.

Oak is located on what was a major transcontinental trade route in the middle of the 19th century. Both the Pony Express and Oregon trails passed through Oak, likely right down the center of what was to become the community's main street.

A former proprietor of an Oak saloon once told a reporter for this newspaper, the trails the people drew to Oak were key to t...

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