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8 Shocking Things You Had No Idea Happened In Nebraska

A lot of things have happened in Nebraska, but here are some surprising ones you probably never heard about.

8. 344 people picked up a barn and walked it to its new location.

This is such a great story. In 1988, Herman Ostry and his family, of Bruno, needed to move their barn out of the way of dangerous flood waters. The quotes Ostry got from moving companies were too much for the family, so they came up with a better plan: get people from the town to pick it up and move it. Ostry’s son welded a steel grid support structure for the building that allowed each of the 344 volunteers to carry just 55 pounds of the building’s weight. They all worked together to move the barn to its new location as news crews and 4000 spectators watched.

Did you know about all of these very weird things that happened in Nebraska? What other unusual, remarkable, or bizarre events do you know about? Share your stories in the comments.

Delana
Delana is a writer and editor who has lived in Nebraska for most of her life.