Havelock History

Havelock was its own town from December of 1893 through October of 1930 when it was annexed by the City of Lincoln.

Please enjoy these videos about Havelock by the the local historian, Jim McKee:

Links to some artifacts of Havelock's history:

Summer Saturdays In Havelock, Nebraska:

The four of us would pile into the car,
with kicks and shoves to get a window seat.
(No Joyo Theater and Hershey bar
if we continued with the hands and feet.)
Mom, pulling money from her purse would say,
"For haircuts. Buy yourselves a soda pop,
then get back over to the IGA."
We barreled into Smitty's Barbershop
and in succession occupied the chair,
while old men gummed cigars and chewed the fat.
Though we were apt to squirm we didn't dare
for fear the hand that clipped would stop, and that
a voice behind would hiss "Now listen here,
you move like that again I'll have your ear."

-Vaughn Fritts
Copyright © 2005 Vaughn Fritts

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