Thursday, March 4, 2010
This real photo postcard was taken from a hill looking down onto the quiet community of Wauneta, Nebraska in the early 1920s. Card was produced by the I-X-L Photo Co., (which I recently learned was out of Sterling, Colorado). This card was mailed in 1925 and is part of a collection of Wauneta postcards that I just added to my website. You can view them all here.
Wauneta is located in Southeastern Chase County along Highway 6 in Southwest Nebraska. A nice, well-kept little community. Wauneta sits on the banks of the Frenchman River which winds through a valley from Enders to near Culbertson, Nebraska. Home to the Wauneta Roller Mills (recently added to the National Register of Historical Places).
Wauneta's town-site was surveyed and platted in 1887. It is a an agricultural area with lots of wheat, corn and cattle. If you ever get through SW Nebr on your way to Colorado you can take a drive up Highway 6 starting just West of Culbertson up through Imperial and then on into Coloroado catching I-76 at Sterling and then on to Denver. It is a nice peaceful drive with a handful of small communities along the way.
Chase County is home to the following communities: Wauneta, Enders, Lamar, Champion and Imperial. Other towns in the vicinity are Palisade and Culbertson.