Hordville native’s work with Manhattan Project to live on at Plainsman

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■ Shorty, Doug Hahn speak to friend’s legacy

  • Plainsman Director Tina Larson (left) was on hand to accept this historical donation on behalf of late Hordville native Junior Nelson by his friend Shorty Hahn. News-Register/Kurt Johnson
    Plainsman Director Tina Larson (left) was on hand to accept this historical donation on behalf of late Hordville native Junior Nelson by his friend Shorty Hahn. News-Register/Kurt Johnson
  • Shorty Hahn, left, and his best friend Junior Nelson, are pictured here together. The pair, having both served in the military, found friendship after building a grain elevator in Hordville post-service. Courtesy photo
    Shorty Hahn, left, and his best friend Junior Nelson, are pictured here together. The pair, having both served in the military, found friendship after building a grain elevator in Hordville post-service. Courtesy photo
One of the Plainsman Museum’s most recent donations comes from the best friend of late Hordville resident Elvert “Junior” Nelson and carries with it a vast amount of sentimentality and overall historica significance. The large rectangular frame contains a few copies of original documents pertaining to Junior’s life and service in the United States Army. Furthermore, these documents pay homage to…

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