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Prior to 1700, the Pawnee inhabited the area that would become Grand Island, Nebraska.

Grand Island residents Laura and Richie posed for us under the newly installed, year-round festoon lighting shining along six blocks of 3rd Street.

In 1857, a group of settlers funded by an outfit in Iowa founded Grand Island City hoping that the railroad would come through. The first years were difficult, and the original backers of the venture eventually went belly-up, but the settlers stuck it out in their cabins along the Platte River.

Chat GPT is all the rage, so we asked it to write us an article about why you should take a family vacation to Grand Island, Nebraska. Unfortunately, the AI didn't get it quite right.

Explore Grand Island, Nebraska