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Empire: A little-known Goshen history

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 19th, 2014


Photo/ Travis Pearson – Elsie Rose talks to attendees at her presentation about Empire on Saturday afternoon.


TORRINGTON – Life-long Goshen County resident Elsie Rose told a packed house Saturday afternoon about the history of Empire, a little-known African-American settlement northeast of Torrington.

Empire, located around the Sheep Creek area north of Henry, Neb., successfully blended African-American and Caucasian individuals and families for nearly 30 years, Rose told attendees at the Goshen County Historical Society’s monthly meeting at Pineapple Grill.



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