A History of Fur
Bellevue has been around since the early 1800s. Beginning as a fur trading post, which drove most of the commerce through this small town in its early days. It thrived throughout the beginning half of the century but, as fur began to decline in necessity, and more industrial pursuits drove the economy, it settled into a rut and almost became extinct after decades of neglect. A resurgence in the mid 1900s, mostly though the development of a nearby Air Force base and improved transportation in the city, put it back on the map. However, it still retains its humble beginnings and beautiful landscapes.
The Bellevue Little T
There is culture in the wilds of northern Nebraska, and it can be found in Olde Towne Bellevue on any given night. The Bellevue Little Theatre is a local company operated by volunteers, and is one of the hidden gems of this town. They have a loyal following and are often used as a creative outlet for the local population. Their motto is, “Where you can enjoy a big theater production with a small town community feel.” It is much better than spending the night in front of a TV or staring at a laptop screen refreshing your social feeds every five minutes.
Life in the Great Out
One of the treats about living in places like Bellevue is the unfettered access to the beauty of the outdoors. There is no substitute for seeing the sun setting on the craggy bluffs above the Missouri River. Take a hike through the Fontenelle Forest, and enjoy more than 17 miles of nature trails, 1,300 acres of pristine forests, and the serenity of wildlife gently roaming nearby. If roughing it outdoors is not quite your thing, there is also Haworth Park. There are places for RV and tent camping, as well as a marina, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, tennis courts, and picnic areas.