The Deadly History Of This Nebraska Farm Is Terrifying But True
Most people in Nebraska – and, indeed, plenty who have never stepped foot in the Cornhusker State – know about the mass murderer Charles Starkweather, his girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate, and their murderous rampage through Nebraska in 1958. Although it’s not exactly a nice part of Nebraska history, it’s one that continues to fascinate us.
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Please note that we are not revealing the farm’s address or encouraging anyone to seek it out. Neighbors are understandably wary of people poking around on the property, and we strongly advise against visiting the site yourself. Out of respect for the neighbors and the landowner, if you happen to know the location of the site, please do not share it.
The 60th anniversary of the Starkweather/Fugate murder spree was on January 21st, 2018. The spree went on for eight days, finally ending in the arrests of both on January 29th, 1958.
As a lifelong Nebraskan, Delana loves discovering the many hidden treasures of her state. She has worked as a writer and editor since 2007. Delana's work has been featured on more than a dozen websites and in Nebraska Life Magazine.
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