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Tri-city Junk Trail - 2018
Gordon, Rushville
June 1, 2, and 3

Barbeque Rib Cook-off - 2018
Rushville
June

Sheridan County Fair and Rodeo
Gordon
July 20-28, 2018

Friendly Festival - 2018
Hay Springs
August 25-26, 2018

Fun Days - 2018
Rushville
Sept. 1-3, 2018

Willow Tree Festival 2018
Gordon
September 8 & 9, 2018

Harvest Festival and Car Show
Gordon
Sept 29, 2018

Rushville Fall Fun Fest
Rushville
October 13

 
Antioch - Potash Boom Town and Historical Marker
Antioch NE 
Website URL: www.visitsheridancounty.com/history/POTASH.pdf
 
Along with World War I, came the "Potash Boom" in Southern Sheridan County. Antioch, and Lakeside became important industrial centers. In an extremely short period Antioch's population increased from 175 to between 1,600 and 3,000 people. When the war ended so did the employment and Antioch is now not much more than a memory.

Homes were moved out by the dozens and many are still in use in and around the Alliance Area. Wooden pipe, once used to transport potash rich water to the plants, and the wire that held it together, can be found in windbreaks and fences throughout the area.

Click the following link to read more in pdf format. The Great WWI Potash Industry of Southern Sheridan County, Nebraska - by Clint Andersen.

Information is also available at the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center in Alliance, NE - (308) 762-2384
Historical Marker

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