Historic Millard Photos Needed
Millard, NE - The public's help is needed to uncover the history of Millard.
Did you know that Millardwas a stop on the first transcontinental railroad?
During the 'wild west' days of railroad construction, Millard served as a base camp for workers and offered slot machine gambling.
The first school was established in 1868 even before the there was an official town.
The fascinating history of the town and school district will be chronicled in a new hardbound book titled Millard Times Remembered, to be published by the Millard Public Schools Foundation.
Over 300 historical photographs are needed. Photo round-ups will be held at the Millard Public Library (study room), 13214 Westwood Lane:
· Sunday, July 22 from 1 to 3 p.m.
· Saturday, August 18 from 10 a.m. to Noon
· Saturday, September 8 from 10 a.m. to Noon
What are we looking for? Photos of Millard from the time pioneers settled the area in 1855 through the 1960s.
Photos of the people at work, people at home and people at play, and the stories behind the photos.
For instance, Lawrence Welk and other musicians entertained atMillard's Milrose Ballroom in the 1930s and 1940s, but few photos have been found.