Many European and American settlers noted the abundance of game as they moved out onto the prairies. "Prairie-chickens and quails, when I first went on the overland [stage] line were numerous between the Missouri river and the Platte," said Frank A. Root, author with William E.
“We have come together to select a burial lot for John Barleycorn,” said Virgil G. Hinshaw in his opening address to Prohibition Party delegates on July 21, 1920. The party’s thirteenth national convention had just been called to order at 10 a.m. in Lincoln’s city auditorium by Hinshaw, chairman of the Prohibition National Committee.
How do you find a historic site that’s been lost for nearly 200 years? Until 2003 no one knew if the 1819-20 winter quarters of the Stephen Long Expedition still existed, or if it had been washed away by the shifting Missouri River. NSHS archeologists re-discovered the site in 2003.
Now in its 13th year, the historic preservation conference you know and love has a new name and a new look.
James C. Dahlman, the colorful "perpetual mayor of Omaha," made a jovial offer to President William Howard Taft just prior to Taft's brief visit to Omaha in September of 1909.