Three men named “Sam” were instrumental in the early development of the town of Eagle:

1) Sam Prouty, an early settler to the region, took aim and shot an eagle from the sky. Proud of this trophy, he chose “Eagle” for the name of the post office, which he established in his home on November 5, 1869;

2) Sam McClintic sold land to the Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1886 as construction began on the branch line from Weeping Water to Lincoln. He turned down the idea that the town be called “McClintic” in his honor, suggesting that they use the name of the nearby post office, “Eagle,” instead;

3) Sam English came to Eagle during its first year and opened a general store that became the focal point of the community. He also edited the local newspaper, the “Eagle Eaglet.” Eagle celebrated its centennial in grand fashion in 1986. Recent developments, including new businesses along Main Street and a number of new residents, bode well for the future of Eagle.

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Bailey's Local
540 South 4th Street, Eagle, Nebraska 68347
Dollar General
21160 O St, Eagle, Nebraska 68347
Eagle Community Park
608 Wulf Drive, Eagle, Nebraska 68347
Eagle Fire & Rescue Department
705 S 1st St, Eagle, Nebraska 68347
Eagle Memorial Field
21114 O St, Eagle, Nebraska 68347
Eagle Municipal Pool
Applewood Dr., Eagle, Nebraska 68347
Eagle Raceway
617 S. 238th Street, Eagle, Nebraska 68347
Eagle United Methodist Church
704 S 4th St, Eagle, Nebraska 68347
Immanuel Lutheran Church
1009 G St, Eagle, Nebraska 68347
Woodland Hills Golf Course
6000 Woodland Hills Drive, Eagle, Nebraska 68347