According to a letter published in 1891, all you need to fly up to 200 mph are 19 geese and a birch bark chariot.
“I learned one thing I will never forget,” said Robert F. Kennedy on April 27, 1968, “It is a long way across Nebraska by train.”
Kennedy had just finished an old-fashioned whistle-stop campaign tour across the state (he is shown above in Lexington), part of the run-up to the crucial Nebraska presidential primary on May 14.
Law enforcement seized this still and jugs of moonshine from a Lincoln basement in 1931. We wanted to know more about it, so we asked Nebraska author and folklorist Roger Welsch. He has studied the art of distilling (purely for scientific purposes, you understand!) and knows experts in the field. Below, he tells us more about the equipment we see here.
Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past. Today's subject is the Discovery Oil Well, which marks the spot of the first successful oil well in western Nebraska, ending 60 years of failure.