The History Of This Tiny Town In Nebraska Is Bizarre But True

Oxford is a tiny, unassuming little village in south-central Nebraska. It’s got the same slightly rough, no-nonsense look that you can find in almost every small Nebraska town…but it’s also got a very interesting history that not many people know about.

(Please note that the following pictures were not taken in Oxford; they are used for illustrative purposes only.)
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Now you can’t even tell that there were once caverns in the riverbank in which transients congregated. The story of the hobos in Oxford is an interesting one that, if not for the careful documenting of the tale by the people of Oxford, might be lost to time. Oxford certainly wasn’t the only town with hobos; Omaha was once a major congregating place for these weary travelers, as were many of the other railroad towns in Nebraska.

If you like learning about Nebraska history, take a look at these five obscure facts you didn’t learn about our state in school.