These items were already heirlooms when they came to Nebraska in a covered wagon.
Nebraska's sugar beet production began in Grand Island in 1890. To commemorate the birth of a new industry, they threw a party and erected the Grand Island Sugar Palace.
J. Sterling Morton really wanted to spice up the 1874 State Fair. His solution? A massive exhibition of crops.
The question of government supported tree planting arose a few times after the creation of Arbor Day in 1872. J. Sterling Morton, the holiday's founder, had pretty strong opinions on it.
Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past. Today we focus on William Henry Jackson, a photographer and explorer of the Old West whose photos of Yellowstone helped give us our first national park.
Sidney, Nebraska was prosperous enough when it was laid out in 1867. But one gold was discovered in the Black Hills, hundreds of people descended on the town, bringing prosperity and more than a little chaos.
Normally our Ford Conservation Center's Gerald Ford exhibit is open by appointment only, but when Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Chris Tysor showed up they decided to make an exception.
Diaries and letters from the Gold Rush year of 1849 often include references to "the elephant" or to "seeing the elephant," which refer not to a flesh-and-blood animal, but to an imaginary beast symbolizing the journey to California. Merrill Mattes's Great Platte River Road (1969, 1979) explains the elephant as