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Friday, October 7, 2016

Bennington 3rd Graders Learn about Bennington's History

For the past 2 years, the Bennington Historical Society has been working with local sponsors in the development of historical information signs throughout town.  Currently there are 27 signs showing old images and describing their significance.  Today, I was working the the yard and I saw a large group of children and their teachers looking at one of the signs that is on Everyday Fitness.  Mrs. Clause was explaining to the 3rd graders that Bill's Highway Service was once their 65 years ago.  They then proceeded down town on their historical tour.

Here is the class down on the Molley, Warehouse and South Second Street corner looking at an image taken 120 years ago of the Arp Implement Dealership that use to be across the street.

Here the kids are looking at an image 103 years old showing the old business district lined with horses and buggies instead of cars.  Can you imagine?   We want to thank these Bennington Elementary teachers for working this into their student's curriculum.  

Have you taken time to learn about the history of your Community?   If not take a walk and enjoy yourself.  Down below is a map where they can be found.  If you are interested in sponsoring a new sign or donating photographs contact Gordon Mueller at 402-614-7509.

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