Our Homesteaders In Nebraska

Today I bring you stories of many of those homesteaders who daringly ventured into the Sandhills of Nebraska. You will notice that I put the wives’ names first. Although they plowed, planted and struggled right along side of their husbands, while cooking, cleaning and tending to children, they are not mentioned in land applications or … Continue reading Our Homesteaders In Nebraska

Some Of Our Important People

I am Joyceann, Offering my contribution to the acknowledgement of our rich history and current day contributions So what you will hear about are a series of impressive people who possess a special something that keeps our community moving forward and strong. Joyceann is based in Summerville, South Carolina and is an author, historian and … Continue reading Some Of Our Important People

DeWitty-Audacious is now officially in the history of Nebraska

What a wonderful time we all enjoyed!  The fellowship was just so amazing! Last Monday, April 11, 2016, the Historical Marker was officially installed that celebrates the importance of the DeWitty African-American Settlement in a ceremony attended by close to 200 people. DeWitty was the longest lasting African-American, most successful rural settlement in all of, Nebraska. … Continue reading DeWitty-Audacious is now officially in the history of Nebraska

Coming soon:DeWitty Historical Ceremony

Descendants of Nebraska African-American Settlement to Attend Historical Marker Ceremony on Highway 83   Turn off for the DeWitty historical marker Descendants of the largest African-American settlement in Nebraska, located in the Sand Hills are expected to arrive in Cherry County on April 11 to celebrate the unveiling of a historical marker on U.S. Highway … Continue reading Coming soon:DeWitty Historical Ceremony

DeWitty Historical Marker

Monday, January 11, 2016 Dedication Ceremony for DeWitty Historical Marker Set for April 11, 2016 Marker site on Hwy 83 near Brownlee turnoff A dedication ceremony for a new Nebraska State Historical Marker in Cherry County commemorating DeWitty, the state’s longest and most successful African-American rural settlement  in the state is scheduled for Monday, April … Continue reading DeWitty Historical Marker

Dedication Ceremony for DeWitty Historical Marker

Monday, January 11, 2016 Dedication Ceremony for DeWitty Historical Marker Set for April 11, 2016, at the Marker site on Hwy 83 near Brownlee turnoff   A dedication ceremony for a new Nebraska State Historical Marker in Cherry County commemorating DeWitty, the state’s longest and most successful African-American rural settlement  in the state is scheduled … Continue reading Dedication Ceremony for DeWitty Historical Marker

The DeWitty – Audacious Historical Marker soon to be a reality!

7/25/2015 The DeWitty – Audacious Historical Marker soon to be a reality! A small team of descendants, family, and friends raised $5100 for the historical marker in remembrances of the homesteaders of DeWitty-Audacious, Nebraska. The largest African American Settlement established in the Sandhills of Nebraska in the late 1800’s. Contrary to various accountings for the … Continue reading The DeWitty – Audacious Historical Marker soon to be a reality!

In Honor of the Fathers of DeWitty – Audacious

Published in the Valentine Midland News June 17, 2015 Father’s Day   DeWitty-Audacious   Indeed, Father’s Day is here, so we make a special effort to let them know how much we care. We make a special effort to honor them. I think the best way to honor them is to acknowledge that their struggles … Continue reading In Honor of the Fathers of DeWitty – Audacious