In honor of Arbor Day, Nebraska History associate editor Jim Potter examines part of the political career of Arbor Day founder J. Sterling Morton. Some dramatic anti-J. Sterling Morton sentiments appeared in the May 23 issue of the Republican Nebraska Herald, published in Plattsmouth. Under the headline “Not Ashamed of It,” the article reported Morton’s recent speech in Plattsmouth when he had asserted that he was unashamed of his political record.
The front cover of the Dodds Homes catalogue
Welcome to Marker Monday! Each Monday we will feature one of Nebraska’s hundreds of historical markers. If you’d like to see a specific marker featured, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This marker was suggested by a reader, so I'm not kidding - you ask, I listen. Our reader suggested this marker because Omaha Central High School "used to be the state capitol.
By Kylie Kinley, Assistant Editor
We're pursuing a nautical theme today with the blog. Read our earlier post about the Titanic's Nebraska connections here. We love it when readers help us deepen our understanding of Nebraska history. Here reader Dr. Frank Edler of Lincoln, NE adds to a previously published Timeline column about the 1915 Henry Ford Peace Expedition