Welcome to Angus Nuckolls County Nebraska

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Source:  The Superior Express Date unknown (partial)

Angus, located in the northern part of Nuckolls County not far from the Nebraska-Kansas line, was named after Mr. J.B. Angus, a railroad official of the B&Q Railroad.

In 1970 all eligible voters of this hamlet of 17 voted unanimously to abolish this towns status as an incorporated village. The last day of the Post Office was July 18, 1975.
 
At one time the name of Angus was widely known for its mass production of the fuller car.  Over 600 cars were produced between the fall of 1907 and the Spring of 1909 in the factory founded by Charles Marion Fuller at the east edge of Angus, with dealerships as far distant as Denver.  The Fuller Car with a 4 cylinder motor was a best seller which sold for around $2500.00.  One of the cars still in existence, was featured at Lady Vesty days in Superior, Nebraska Memorial day 1996.
 
At one time the population of Angus was 600-700 people.  It boasted a bank, hotel, lumberyard, livery stable, three general stores, two elevators, stockyard, blacksmith shop, elephone office, hardware store, depot and two Churches, one church which is still there.  Angus also ported a cement swimming pool just east of town from the early 1920's to the later 1940's, the first cement swimming pool in the county. (I believe this was then owned by the DeVore family).
 
There was also a train that came through Angus.  The depot was closed in 1942 and torn down, but the track was still there until the 1980's and trains carried grains between Edgar and superior.
 
The grave of the famous Government Caravan Scout, Indian fighter, and foster father of the notorious Wild West figure Calimity Jane, Phillip Robert Landon, or P. Parson Bob, as he is more commonly known, is located on the loockout overlooking the Little Blue River approximately one and one half miles east of Angus.  The Oregon Trail passes through there.
Many deer now roam around in herds and lay around in the tall weeds and grasses in and around Angus. Also, large flocks of wild turkeys are evident as are great horned owls and bald eagles. There are a few bobcats and reports of mountain lions in the vicinity. In 1983 someone released two African Lion Cubs which were finally captured one mile west of Angus. They were transported to the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska. The Little Blue River flows as close as 1/4 mile from Angus and is a hot spot for catching a lot of catfish.

Bones of the largest Mastodon ever discovered in the US were discovered on the outskirts west of Angus. The Mastodon was over fourteen feet high. They are on display at the Denver Museum of Natural History.The entire area in which the town of Angus is located and where the fossil remains were discovered was once a huge swamp in which there was a heavy growth of conifers of all types, both trees and plants. Conifers ordinarily are referred to as evergreens.

Two sod houses were built on main street in connection with the Nebraska Centennial in 1967.  They withstood the elements for many years until Pranksters helped tear them down.

The town also survived the great grasshopper plague of 1876 and many blizzards, the most memorable in 1888, 1948, and 1996.
 
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My grandparents, Kenneth and Alice Dohse, ran the Angus General Store and sold guns and supplies to the pheasant hunters who came from all states in the 60's and 70's.  Grandma also taught at the angus district 23 school, 1/2 miles east of town.  It is no longer there.  There are still four houses in what is left of the town of Angus.  The Store and Repair shop are falling down.  Every other building in town is gone.