Who doesn’t love a good origin story – especially when that story is full of ingenuity and an unwillingness to give up? The tiny village of Niobrara, Nebraska has such a history.

And the little town of Niobrara has sat at its current location ever since. The town, which initially relied on its located on the river for its commercial endeavors, ended up retreating from its destructive waters. But this story is proof that even mighty river waters are no match for a Nebraskan’s indomitable spirit.

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