11 Most Endangered Historic Places

Stevens Creek Settlements

Year Listed: 2001
Location: Stevens Creek, Nebraska
Threat: Road Construction

Significance

Set in a gently rolling landscape just east of Lincoln, the fertile Stevens Creek valley has been considered prime agricultural land for more than a century, and many of its farms are still owned by descendants of the first settlers. Those farmers now face the threat of a proposed expressway and associated development that will bring noise, traffic and sprawl to this region of fields, woods and history.