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What We Found

Texas Cattle Trade

"The Texas cattle trade has increased wonderfully in Nebraska within the past three or four years," said the August 7, 1875, Omaha Daily Bee, "and this morning a ...

Textile Industry Goes to War: Women’s Clothing in the 1930s and 1940s

Muriel R. Wilkins, who attended high school in Washington County during the late 1930s, in 1980 recalled the effect that World War II had upon her clothing styles and ...

Thanksgiving in the 1890s

Two Thanksgiving reports from the 1890s illustrate the coming of hard times to Nebraska. The 1890s saw the country’s worst economic depression until the 1930s. “The ...

Thanksgiving in Lincoln, 1907

"One of the quietest Thanksgiving days observed in many years was passed in Lincoln yesterday," said the Nebraska State Journal of November 29, 1907. "With no football ...

Thanksgiving in Omaha, 1909

Nearly a month before the official Thanksgiving holiday in 1909, the Omaha Daily News published mayor James Dahlman's plea for what he called a "sane Thanksgiving." ...

Thayer, John M.

John M. Thayer (1820-1906), Nebraska plainsman, soldier, legislator, and chief executive, was interviewed in old age by the Omaha World-Herald about his Civil War ...

Thayer’s Invention

John Nelson's photograph of a baseball game includes a catcher with face mask in the left foreground. NSHS RG3542:PH:097-12  The catcher's mask in baseball was invented ...

T. R. Tours Nebraska

President George Bush's recent trip to Nebraska was a logistical tour-de-force. The presidential advance team, scads of Secret Service men, state and local police, ...

Those Fish Stories

Improbable fishing yarns have been around as long as fish and fishing. The Norfolk Weekly News-Journal in the summer of 1907 reported an escalating series of such tales ...

Those Jitneys!

The advent of the automobile changed transportation for many Nebraskans. In larger communities, even if you couldn't afford a car, you could buy a ride in a taxi, or ...

Timber Culture Act of 1873

Of all the land laws affecting Nebraska, the Timber Culture Act of 1873, designed to promote the planting of trees, was perhaps the least successful and subject to many ...

Titanic

The recent opening of a multi-million-dollar film epic about the April 1912 sinking of Titanic has sparked new interest in the ill-fated liner and her passengers. Even ...

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