Jan 17, 2021

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Jim McKee: Misspellings behind many Nebraska place names

By JIM McKEE For the Lincoln Journal Star
  • S. Post Office which, either by misreading the handwriting or assuming the submission had misspelled the intended common name Norfolk, granted the application spelled Norfolk.
  • Madison County was created in 1867 and the following year the settlers on the north fork of the Elkhorn River had sufficient numbers to request a post office, which, of course, required a name.
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