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Sidney celebrates century and a half


August 16, 2017

At any given moment, a resident or visitor of Sidney will hear the whistle of a train crossing through town, or the thunder of a fast-moving train moving east to west, effectively disecting the north side from the south.

The presence of a military base, albeit the Nebraska National Guard, is a subtle reminder that the military and the railroad have worked together since the founding of the Sidney community. The Sidney community started with the railroad, and expanded when railroad track layers needed protection from Indian raids.

The conflicts with Indians eventually subsided and Sidney be...

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