Ada Cole Bittenbender, a leader in the woman suffrage and temperance movements, was also one of Nebraska's first woman lawyers and only the third woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court (1888). She is remembered today in Nebraska for her efforts to win legal rights for women and children.
During the 1960s, one of the most respected couture designers on the New York fashion scene was also one of its least known. Ann Lowe was the first African American designer to establish a couture salon on Madison Avenue.
The U.S. Army outpost of Camp Robinson was established in 1874 in response to the need for a military presence near the Red Cloud Indian Agency in northwest Nebraska. The camp was designated as Fort Robinson in 1878. One of the original buildings at the camp was a cavalry barracks erected in 1874. From 1874 to 1877 the building was occupied by various companies of the Third U.S. Cavalry.
The waning days of the 1924 presidential campaign found William Jennings Bryan back in his former home state of Nebraska. On Friday evening, October 17, 1924, the man known to newspapers as The Commoner spoke to an audience of hundreds at the high school auditorium in Fremont. It was one of many campaign stops he made across the state. In fact, he had already made two appearances in smaller towns earlier in the day.
The four men standing between snow banks in Fairbury in 1912 illustrate the aftermath of a snowstorm described by the Fairbury Journal on March 1 as “about the heaviest ever experienced in this vicinity.” The first man in line is resting his arm atop a drift, perhaps to impress upon the viewer how much snow has been heaped along the sidewalk.
"Carrots.-These are prepared and used as follows: Wash and slice across in pieces a half inch thick, and dry in the sun or stove oven, so as to not cook them. When dry, brown and use the same as coffee. Prepared in this manner, equal parts of carrots and coffee is an excellent substitute for the genuine Rio.