Monday, September 21, 2009

The Nebraska State Fair at Lincoln: A Photographic Memoria

A photographic series focusing on the historic buildings of the Nebraska State Fairgrounds in Lincoln. In an unfortunate move by the Nebraska State Legislature, the State Fair will move to Grand Island in 2010. Many of these buildings will likely be torn down. It is my intention to try to capture these magnificent spaces for all to enjoy and remember.

Heritage Village: Cheney Post Office

The Cheney Post Office served as the official United Sates Post Office for Cheney, Nebraska from the early part of the 1900's until the late 1960's. The tiny one-room wooden structure with a "false front: was moved to Heritage Village and refurbished in 1975.

Each year during the State Fair, the Post Office becomes a working official U.S. Post Office for collection and distribution of mail. The facility is a full-service U.S. Post Office, complete with its' own State Fair Park cancellation mark.

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