(Neb.)-City Of Alliance Prepares For Quasquicentennial
ALLIANCE, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Panhandle city of Alliance is getting ready to celebrate its 125th birthday this year.
The celebration got off to a good start last weekend when the BNSF railroad donated $10,000 to the city.
Railroad spokesman Andy Williams says BNSF has deep ties to Alliance, and BNSF is glad to support the celebration.
The kick-off event for the birthday celebration ended with a ceremonial train whistle at midnight to mark when the railroad reached Alliance on Jan. 27, 1888.
Alliance officials are planning events throughout the year to mark the city's birthday.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press)
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