A sister "city" on the other side of the county line. Here's to you!
The August 12, 1877 Omaha Bee included a sketch of the "love-lit village of Elk Creek," the town with the "high-standing business collar," as it described towns along the Nemaha River one by one.
from an atchison & nebraska pamphlet, "guide to southeast nebraska," in which each of the towns along the railroad was touted
1882 -- Elk creek had a doctor!
Madison Peery, Physician and Surgeon.
1900 -- Elk creek had a photography studio
The Argus has at least one photograph bearing the imprint of Karas Photography of Elk Creek, Nebraska. In 1900, Albert Karas brought his studio to Table Rock for a visit.
1900 - elk creek was working on getting a saloon
Not so easy. The Temperance movement was fierce in this area at that time. May 24, 1900. Argus report from the Tecumseh Chieftan.
1900 - runaway!
A runaway team -- no more fun than having a vehicle with a stuck accelerator and an ignition key that will not turn off. August 9, 1900 Argus reprint of an article from the Elk Creek Herald.
1912 -- A special train stop at elk creek for their carnival
August 15, 1912 -- Train 43, at your service!
1916 or 1917 - 10,000 rabbits?
Did Abe Somberg (now Sonneberg?) really want 10,000 rabbits, or was this the equivalent of ordering 100 pizzas for somebody else?
1920 - table rock school kids walk to elk creek.
February 13, 1920 - some Table Rock high school kids walked to Elk Creek and were a bit stiff as a result. Yes, it made the paper. (Sharla and Sandy Sitzman can verify that it is a bit of a hike. No train stopped there for the Elk Creek festival so they walked there. Once.)
1954 - elk creek versus table rock basketball game
twin oaks country school
the adolph & bernice fink family of elk creek
From the collection of Becky Roberts Sitzman, who taught many of the Finks at the Twin Oaks Country School north of Elk Creek, school years 1951-1952 and part of all of 1952-1953. Becky remained lifelong friends with the family. Florence Fink was godmother to Becky's daughter Sandy.
1947-1948 volley ball team
Miss Carmine, Mary Jane Merwin, Connie Merwin, Jodelle _____, Joan Carmine, Rebecca Roberts, Theoma Damm, Arlene Woltemoth, Elma Gobber, and Eileen Beethe.
1948-9 volleyball team
Becky Roberts Sitzman in band uniform. Becky lived in Elk Creek and went to school there, although she commuted to tAble Rock her senior year and graduated from there. Table Rock had this kind of braid across the front but a different color line, so this may be Elk Creek. Somebody from Elk Creek may confirm or deny. She attended Elk creek for school years, 1947-48, 1948-9, and 1949-50
INES ROBERTS FAMILY
A country school moved into town an which sat across from the high school for many years. There was a second, much smaller, country school that was brought in and placed nearby as well. The smaller one was sold and moved down into town to be used as a garage. The one here was fixed up and may have been moved down the road to serve as a residence circa 2017. Sharla Sitzman remembers third graders being in the school pictured here, with music lessons for kindergartners and others held in the basement of this school.