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Ace Motel, Central City, Nebraska

This image shows the Ace Motel, another typical second-generation motel, built in a single long structure with adjacent rooms, much like and apartment block might be. This example was located in Central City, Nebraska.

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There is no description on the back of this card, as it is a photograph converted to a post card to promote the establishment and as a memento.

There are other examples of this location on post cards, and this one has a automobile parked almost out of sight behind the mail box, which indicates this card dates from the 1950s.


Emery Motel, Ogallala, Nebraska

This image shows an early motel type common along the highways of the United States in the mid-20th Century. This one was in Ogalalla, Nebraska.

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The description states:

We Enjoyed A Good Nite’s Rest at THE EMERY MOTEL. Home of the Second Largest Earthen Dam in the World.

— Wonderful Fishing —

Home and Clora Emery, Mgrs.

Ogallala, Nebr.

(Spelling and capitalization is in the original)

–The dam referenced in the description is the Kingsley Dam, which is located a short distance north of Ogallala. The dam formed Lake McConaughy, and the construction of the dam removed so much earth from in front of the dam that another lake formed at the base of the spillway.

This image likely dates from the 1950s, based on the cars visible in the picture.

Train Depot Building, Pioneer Village, Minden, Nebraska

This image shows the inside of a historic train depot, known as the Lowell Depot, on the grounds of Pioneer Village in Minden, Nebraska.

Pub. by Harold Warp’s Pioneer Village, Minden, Nebraska

The description states:


While being restored, seven worn out floor were found in this old Lowell Depot that stood at the end of the B. & M. Railroad from 1870 to 1880. Harold Warp’s mother walked on one of these floors in 1878 when she arrived with her brother from Norway to homestead in Kearney County, Nebraska. This is one of the 30,000 items in 22 buildings on 2 1/2 city blocks. Located 130 miles west of Lincoln, Nebr., on U. S. 6 & 34.

–This card likely dates from the 1950s.