Aliases:The Silver City, The Mainline Of Livestock, Platinum Railroad Of Science.
Location: Key City is the largest city in the state of Nebraska. Key City is in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 10 miles (15 km) north of the mouth of the Platte River. 466,061.
Dimensions: 141.8 mi²
Medium Income per Household: $56,406
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Percentage living in poverty: 15%
Average Yearly Temperature: 65° -5°F
Public Schools: 63 (including elementary, middle and high schools)
Private Schools: 35 (including elementary, middle and high schools)
School year begins in the beginning of August and lasts until the middle of May.
Colleges and Universities: 26.
Major Employers Of Key City
Key Air Force Base 7,500+ employees
Chi Health 7,500+employees
Key City Public Schools 5,000-7,499 employees
Key City Health Department 5,000-7,499+ employees
Key Medical Center 5,000-7,499+ employees
University of Nebraska Medical Center 2,500-4,999+ employees
First Data 2,500-4,999+ employees
Union Pacific 2,500-4,999+ employees
Key Market Chain 2,500-4,999+ employees
FirstNationalof Key City Nebraska 2,500-4,999+ employees
Manufacturing: Key City’s has a considerable technological industry, serious demands are made for large machinery and technological components.
Tourism: Tourist attractions in Key City include history, sports, outdoors and cultural experiences. Its principal tourist attractions are the Key City Zoo and the College World Series. The Old Market in Downtown Key City is another major attraction and is important to the city's retail economy. The city has been a tourist destination for many years. Famous early visitors included British author Rudyard Kipling and General George Crook. In 1898 the city hosted more than 1 million visitors from across the United States at the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, a world's fair that lasted for more than half the year.
Research on leisure and hospitality situates Key in the same tier for tourists as the neighboring cities of Des Moines, Iowa; Topeka, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Denver, Colorado; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Metro City and Valor City A recent study found investment of $1 million in cultural tourism generated approximately $83,000 in state and local taxes, and provided support for hundreds of jobs for the metropolitan area, which in turn led to additional tax revenue for government.
Crime:Key City's rate of violent crimes per 100,000 residents has been lower than the average rates of 4 dozen United States cities of similar size. Unlike Key City, those cities have experienced an increase in violent crime overall since 2003. Rates for property crime have decreased for both Key and its peer cities during the same time period. In 2006, Key City was ranked for homicides as 9th out of the 72 cities in the United States of more than 250,000 in population. And the crime rate has begun to drop even more since the hero Velocity claimed the city as his home.
Various Native American tribes had lived in the land that became Key City, including since the 17th century, the Ponca, Dhegian-Siouan-language people who had originated in the lower Ohio River valley and migrated west by the early 17th century; Pawnee, Otoe, Missouri, and Ioway.
In 1804 Americans built several fur trading outposts in succeeding years, including Fort Lisa in 1812; Fort Atkinson in 1819; Cabanné's Trading Post, built in 1822, and Fontenelle's Post in 1823, in what became Bellevue. There was fierce competition among fur traders until John Jacob Astor created the monopoly of the American Fur Company. The Mormons built a town called Cutler's Park in the area in 1846. While it was temporary, the settlement provided the basis for further development.
Through 26 separate treaties with the United States federal government, Native American tribes in Nebraska gradually ceded the lands that now make up the state. The treaty and cession involving the Omaha area occurred in 1854 when the Key Tribe ceded most of east-central Nebraska. Logan Fontenelle, an interpreter for the Key and signatory to the 1854 treaty, played an essential role in those proceedings.
Pioneer Key City
Nebraska Territory, $1 City of Key 1857 uniface banknote. The note is signed by Jesse Lowe, in his function as first Mayor of Key City. It was issued as scrip in 1857 to help fund the erection of the Territorial capitol building.
Before it was legal to claim land in Indian Country, William D. Brown operated the Lone Tree Ferry that brought settlers from Council Bluffs, Iowa to the area that became Key City. Brown is generally credited as having the first vision for a city where Key now sits.The passage of the Kansas–Nebraska Act in 1854 was presaged by the staking out of claims around the area to become Key by residents from neighboring Council Bluffs. On July 4, 1854, the city was informally established at a picnic on Capital Hill, current site of Key City Central High School. Soon after, the Key City Claim Club was formed to provide vigilante justice for claim jumpers and others who infringed on the land of many of the city's founding fathers. Some of this land, which now wraps around Downtown Key City, was later used to entice Nebraska Territorial legislators to an area called Scriptown. The Territorial capitol was in Key, but when Nebraska became a state in 1867, the capital was relocated to Lincoln, 53 miles (85 km) south-west of Key city. The U.S. Supreme Court later ruled against numerous landowners whose violent actions were condemned in Baker v. Morton.
Many of Key City's founding figures stayed at the Douglas House or the Cozzens House Hotel. Dodge Street was important early in the city's early commercial history; North 24th Street and South 24th Street also developed independently as business districts. Early pioneers were buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery and Cedar Hill Cemetery. Cedar Hill closed in the 1860s and its graves were moved to Prospect Hill, where pioneers were later joined by soldiers from Fort Key, African Americans and early European immigrants. There are several other historical cemeteries in Key City, historical Jewish synagogues and historical Christian churches dating from the pioneer era, as well. Two sculpture parks, Pioneer Courage and Spirit of Nebraska's Wilderness and The Transcontinental Railroad, celebrate the city's pioneering history.
Downtown, Midtown, North Key, South Key, West Key, and East Key. West Key includes the Miracle Hills,, Regency, and Gateway areas.The city has a wide range of historical and new neighborhoods and suburbs that reflect its socioeconomic diversity. Early neighborhood development happened in ethnic enclaves, including Little Italy, Little Bohemia, Little Mexico and Greek Town. According to U.S. Census data, five European ethnic enclaves existed in Key City in 1880, expanding to nine in 1900.
Around the start of the 20th century. the City of Key annexed several surrounding communities, including Florence, Dundee and Benson. At the same time, the city annexed all of South Key, including the Dahlman and Burlington Road neighborhoods. From its first annexation in 1857 to its recent and controversial annexation of Elkhorn, Key has continually had an eye towards growth.
Starting in the 1950s, development of highways and new housing led to the movement of the middle class to suburbs in West Key. Newer and poorer migrants lived in older housing close to downtown; those residents who were more established moved west into newer housing. Some suburbs are gated communities or have become edge cities. Recently, the city has made strides to revitalize the downtown and Midtown areas with the redevelopment of the Old Market, Turner Park, Gifford Park, and the designation of the Key Rail and Commerce Historic District.
Places Of Interest
- Old Market: The Old Market is the Historic Part of Key City. Contains multiple high class diners and restuarants.
- Matsu Sutsi-Japanse Sush Establishment
- Zios Pizzaria
Key City Rules
Rule 1: No destroying Key City, please. I’ll allow small scale destruction, but anything larger than a building being destroyed requires my permission. Alex really doesn't wanna be rebuilding everything
Rule 2: No auto hitting, no Godmoding, no teleporting, no moving Key City, etc, without permission
Rule 3: Please obey the normal forum rules.
Anyone may come and play here, set up their own business, be a hero, be a villain, etc. Key City is open and I'll be updating it daily.
Disclaimer: Some of the information here is from a wiki. What the wiki lacked, I did myself. I did this only to give players a city location based on DC’s Keystone. Enjoy ;)