The Little-Known Wiseman Massacre Monument Remembers A Terrible Day In Nebraska History

There are so many tales of triumph and perseverance in Nebraska’s history, but we have our share of hardship and heartbreak stories, as well. In 1863, a tragedy took place on the Wiseman homestead near the town of St. James. Many have forgotten the story, but there is a small stone memorial keeping the memory alive.

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Did you know the story of the Wiseman Massacre? Have you ever visited the Wiseman Memorial? Share your thoughts in the comments!

If you’re going to be in the area, check to see if the charming little market in St. James is open. It’s 100% worth a stop!

Address: 573 Ave & 891 Rd, Nebraska 68792, USA