Nebraska Eateries

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Traubel's Popcorn
Beatrice, NE
The Traubel's Popcorn stand opened in 1937. In 1987, the original stand was donated to the Gage County Historical Society where it is displayed. A replica was built and installed in 2014 across the street from where the original was located. The stand is operated by Community Possibilities which donates the profits to local groups. For more, see this website. [map]

Dairy Sweet
Crawford, NE
This Dairy Sweet has been there since at least 1969. There are other locations in Iowa. [map].

Sweete Shoppe
Fremont, NE
The Sweete Shoppe was built in 1948 and originally housed Smitty's Zesto. This business and sign are probably from the early 1960s. [map]

Covered Wagon Drive-in
Gordon, NE
The Covered Wagon Drive-in opened in 1971. For more, see this website. [map]

Scotty's Drive-in
Scottsbluff, NE
This Scotty's Drive-in opened in 1963 and was originally part of a chain. By 1966, there were seven locations in at least six states. The chain disbanded in 1968 and the surviving locations began operating independently. For more, see this website. [map]

The other three surviving locations are in Aberdeen, SD; Idaho Falls, ID; and Bismarck, ND. There were other locations in Mitchell, SD; Sioux City, IA; Glendive, MT; Helena, MT, and possibly others. If you know of any others, I'd love to hear about them.

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