Hello, my name is Allison B. My favorite
class is jewelry. Along with Drivers Ed. I am looking forward to
getting my license in February. I'm involved in many sports.
In the fall I do diving, swimming and club gymnastics. In the winter
I do gymnastics. Right now things are not working out how I want
them to. I have a "boot" and I am out of sports for 6 weeks.
Hopefully, I will be healed soon and be able to participate in the state
meet. My goal is to make it every four years to that meet.
So far I have fulfilled my goal. In the spring, last year,
I did soccer but I'm going to go out for track. I would like to try
shot put, and the sprinter events. See
sports pictures. In the girls diving I am the girl on the
right end with the blonde hair. In the gymnastics picture I am the one
on the left. In my spare time I baby-sit. I am a lifeguard
and teach swim/dive lessons. I like to listen to all kinds of music.
I would like to give credit to people in York County. I would like to thank Mr. B. Petermann, a social studies teacher at Benedict Public School, who got some students to help me. The students names are. Reggie W., Heather
T., Jacob S., and Paul M.. The students are in his World Geography class, and they are 9th graders. Dr. S. Koch ,principal at York High School, who forwarded information to a history teacher. R. Baier who works for York County Development/Chamber of Commerce. K. Moore, Benedict Public School Board President, who passed along the e-mail to teachers. S. Block who gave me web site to look up to find information.
York Information : Will give you links to find out things such as restaurants, parks and recreation, school, and so on.
Square miles- 576 sq/miles
County Seat - York, NE.
York County Little statistics on York County.
County History: More
~Who were the first inhabitants of your area?
York County was originally inhabited by the Oto and Pawnee
Indian tribes. By 1900, all of the Indian tribes had either
adopted European ways, or were killed, or disposed of their
land and culture.
~Who were the first European Settlers?
The first European settlers were most likely the French.
Although the Spanish did explore the area first. The Spanish explorer
Francisco Vasquez Coronado did pass through this area, but we don't
believe that any Spanish settled here, (since they were looking for
gold). The French had a strong hold on Nebraska until after the
French and Indian War in 1763.
When did they first settle the area?
We believe that the French
started to settle this area in the late 17th century or early 18th
~Where did they come from before the settled
in this area?
The French had a strong influence in the Missouri river valley. We
believe that settlers that did move to this region had to contend with
a lot of very serious problems like water, and especially Indians.
~What famous people came out of this area?
There is really no one
really famous to come out of this area. But Nebraska is known for a
few important people like Willa Cather, the famous writer. Also,
William Jennings Bryan, the important Populist leader in the late
~Why is the land surface of your county shaped the way it is?
York county is a fairly flat land area. The area used to
be called the Great Plains. There is really hasn't been
any tectonic forces at work if that is what you mean. We are
fairly low in sea level compared to neighboring counties, in
the past the city of York has experienced some low level
~What kind of weather will you most likely experience in (June,
The weather will be very hot, and Humid. So
make sure to bring a lot of water.
~What is the average daily temperature in your county in (June,
Usually 90 degrees (F), but most of the time
it feels a lot hotter because of the humidity.
~What are the main subcultures of your county?
Most of York County
contains many German immigrants and English immigrants, (hence the name
York). We do have other subculture groups in York County, African
Americans, Chinese, Mexican.
~What crime if the most common in your county?
Drug related crime,
~What is the worst crime ever committed in your county?
Drug related deaths.
~Who is the best teller of local stories in York county?
~Is there an internet listing of county cultural events for the summer
~Is there any local or regional music your area is know for?
~Who is/are the best musician in your county? What instrument/music
do they do?
N/A There is none.
~What is the best local restaurant in our county?
~What is the best place to camp in the county?
Recharge lake camping grounds. Located straight west of York.
~What is the most common wild animal in your county?
~Where is the best place to buy an ice cream cone/milkshake?
Dairy Queen. Located on the West side of the main street as your
Driving to York. It is located on HWY. 81.
~The Population of York County is increasing.