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Loup City

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Loup City is the county seat of Sherman County, in the central portion of the Midwestern state of Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,029 at the 2010 census. Loup City is close to the Middle Loup River, and about five miles from Sherman Reservoir.HistoryThe first settlement at Loup City was made in the early 1870s. Loup City was platted in 1873, and designated county seat. Loup City was named after the Loup River.During the Great Depression, Loup City was the site of a clash between radical leftists, influenced by Mother Bloor, who clashed with area residents in June 1934 following efforts by Communists to organize the workers of a poultry processing plant.The completion of Sherman Reservoir in 1963 added tourism to the area's economic base.RecreationSherman Dam - 2,845-acre lake and 4,721 land acres. Primitive camping includes 360 non-pad sites. Facilities include picnic tables, shelters, water, dumpstation, modern restrooms, vault toilets, four boat ramps, fish cleaning stations, coin-operated showers and concession.Bowman Recreation Area - Bowman Lake, located one mile west of Loup City, is a 23-acre area lying adjacent to the Loup River and features a 20-acre man made lake. It offers picnicking, fishing and primitive camping.Jenners Park - At one time, Jenner’s Park was home to amusement rides and a zoo. Today, the park is home to a disc golf course, two picnic shelters, outdoor grills, playground equipment, and an outdoor recreation area.
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