Saturday Evening Post covers by John Falter hang at Wanda and Jerry Jones' house in Falls City, where Falter once lived.

 

Falls City is located about 70 miles southeast of Beatrice in Richardson County. This city of 4,300 people is located in the southeast corner of the state not far from the Kansas border.

The John Philip Falter Museum celebrates a local boy made good. As a child in Falls City, John Philip Falter spent most of his time doodling and drawing. He grew up to become a famous and prolific painter, with his images ending up as covers for the Saturday Evening Post 129 times. For his covers, he often drew whimsical scenes of everyday life. Many paintings were set in Falls City and showed his community as an idyllic small town. The museum is housed in the former Richardson County Bank. 1622 Stone St. (402) 450-3724.

The Richardson County Military History Museum was the vision of former Falls City mayor and military veteran Marshall Maddox. The museum encapsulates memories of conflicts from World War I through the Gulf War. One proud focus here is the history of Company B of the Nebraska Army National Guard. 1700 Stone St. (402) 245-3772.

The Classic Club 8 is a nine-hole course that feels like an 18-holer thanks to optional tee boxes giving golfers a new perspective of each flag. Even the pars are different on a few of the challenging holes the second time around. Quick greens are a trademark of this course. 64870 706 Trail, W. Hwy 8. (402) 245-3624.

For more information on Falls City contact the Fall City Area Chamber of Commerce at (402) 245-4228.

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