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RG4253.AM:  Table Rock Historical Society (Table Rock, Neb.)

Topical files:  ca. 1850s-1970s

Table Rock, Pawnee County, Neb.:   Local historical society

Size:  0.5 cu.ft.; 1 box


The Table Rock Historical Society was organized by thirty-nine people on November 12, 1965. Formal organization was completed on November 25, when articles of incorporation and by-laws were accepted. On May 22, 1966, the Society dedicated its two museums, the old Opera House Museum and the Table Rock Pioneer Museum. For Nebraska’s Centennial in 1967, the Table Rock Historical Society placed items in a one hundred year time capsule.

In addition to its role in exhibiting artifacts from Table Rock’s and Pawnee County’s past, the Society collects newspaper clippings, reminiscences, family histories, and other papers that document the history of the area. The materials in this collection reflect that aspect of the Society’s work.


This collection consists of one box of manuscript material containing topical files. All of the materials relate to various aspects of Table Rock and/or Pawnee County history. Included are newspaper clippings, reminiscences, family histories, research papers, and church and organizational histories.


Box 1


  1. General Histories: Opera House, Early history of Table Rock, “Firsts” in area, Chronology of Pawnee County, Pawnee County names, Turner Cabin

  2. “Table Rock, Nebraska, 1858-1958,” compiled by Ellen L. Fellars

  3. Table Rock History

  4. “Account of the Year 1857 in Table Rock, Nebraska,” by Juliana Grant Gere

  5. “The Past 30 Years of Our Lives in Nebraska,” by Lydia Ross Griffing, 1887

  6. Family histories: Aylor, Bethel, Binder, Blecha, Branek, Burow, Curlock, Ciple, Duder, Fencl, Foale, Fritch

  7. Family histories: Gold, Gottula, Hansen, Hruska, Hunzeker, Jones, Kalina, Karas, Kovanda, Krofta

  8. Family histories: Kubicek, Libal, Muller, Penkava, Peterka, Petrasek, Petraskova, Rabstejnek

  9. Family histories: Sandusky, Snabl, Sochor, Stastny, Stehlik, Tomek, Uhlir, Vitek, Vondrasek, Vrtiska, Werner

  10. Churches and fraternal organizations

  11. Churches and fraternal organizations

  12. Buildings: churches and others

  13. “The Table Rock Opera House: Its Beginning and Early Years,” by Duane J. Fike

  14. Table Rock schools

  15. Table Rock school band

  16. History of American Legion Auxiliary – Brown-Hays Unit No. 289

  17. Cesko Slovansky Cemetery

  18. First railroad train/settlement of Table Rock – compiled by J.C. Laydon

  19. Dr. E.L. McCrea

  20. Bunker Hill neighborhood recollections

  21. Clear Creek Pct., school and cemetery

  22. Steinauer development

  23. Ghost towns of Pawnee County

  24. Table Rock Historical Society organization, programs, and membership



American Legion — Nebraska — Table Rock

Aylor Family

Bethel Family

Binder Family

Blecha Family

Branek Family

Burow Family

Carlock Family

Ciple Family

Duder Family

Fencl Family

Foale Family

Fritch Family

Gere, Juliana (Grant)

Gold Family

Gottula Family

Griffing, Lydia (Ross), 1834-1898

Hansen Family

Hruska Family

Hunzeker Family

Jones Family

Kalina Family

Karas Family

Kovanda Family

Krofta Family

Kubicek Family

Laydon, James C.

Libal Family

McCrea, Dr. Edward Lee, 1865-1951

Muller Family

Opera Houses — Nebraska

Pawnee County (Neb.) — History

Penkava Family

Peterka Family

Petrasek Family

Petraskova Family

Rabstejnek Family

Sandusky Family

Snabl Family

Sochor Family

Stastny Family

Stehlik Family

Steinauer (Neb.) — History

Table Rock Historical Society (Table Rock, Neb.)

Table Rock (Neb.) — History

Tomek Family

Uhlir Family

Vitek Family

Vondrasek Family

Vrtiska Family

Werner Family


Revised 07-17-2008   TMM