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What We Found

Samuel Aughey

Eight times between 1857 and 1875 some parts of Nebraska were visited by grasshoppers. The greatest grasshopper raid came on July 20, 21, and 22, 1874, with crops almost ...

Automobile Camp at Elmwood Park

Long distance travel in the early days of the automobile was difficult, and comforts along the way were few. Motorists pitched their own tents and cooked their own meals ...

Automobile Culture

As automobile ownership and travel became more widespread in Nebraska after 1900 (and particularly after the dedication of the Lincoln Highway in October of 1913), the ...

Automobile Thieves

The introduction of automobiles was soon followed by the appearance of automobile thieves. The Motorist (Omaha) in its August 1920 issue denounced automobile-related ...

Kearney

Perhaps no other name has been applied so frequently, and in so many variations, to Nebraska places as that of Kearney. The name commemorates Bvt. Maj. Gen. Stephen ...

Keep Up Your Fires! 1874 admonition to homemakers

Before the days of central heating, keeping warm was a constant concern, even during the moderate days of spring and fall. Frugal housewives avoided consuming any more ...

Keeley Cure

Nebraska newspapers from the late nineteenth century include numerous advertisements for local Keeley hospitals or treatment centers for patients addicted to alcohol, ...

Kimball, Thomas Rogers

Thomas Rogers Kimball became nationally known for his architectural work on the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition in Omaha. He came with his family to ...

Kool-Aid

What's cooler than Kool-Aid? Quenching your curiosity by becoming a History Nebraska Member. Get started today!   Kool-Aid, the popular powdered drink ...

Kuska, Val

Val Kuska, an agricultural agent for the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad, was a notable figure in the history of Nebraska agriculture. He devoted his entire ...

La Flesche Sisters

St. Nicholas Magazine was perhaps the best known and one of the most highly regarded juvenile publications of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It was ...

Labor Day Parade

Lincoln's Labor Day parade of 1890 was a joint effort by members of Lancaster County labor organizations and the Farmers Alliance, with some state, county, and city ...

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