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Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day observances have long included parades in large and small Nebraska towns. Frisby L. Rasp, a young commercial business student studying at the Omaha Business ...

Memorial Stadium

Memorial Stadium on the University of Nebraska campus in Lincoln commemorates the service men and women of World War I. It was constructed without state funding and was ...

Metcalfe, Richard

Richard L. Metcalfe, Nebraska newspaperman, politician, and businessman, was a close associate of William Jennings Bryan and worked with Bryan on both the Omaha ...


Meteors ("falling stars") are objects that pass through the atmosphere, leaving a trail of light. A falling star that hits earth becomes a meteorite, usually composed of ...

Midland Pacific Railroad

Construction of the Midland Pacific Railroad, now a part of the Burlington system, was an attempt by Nebraska City to exploit the rich resources of the state's interior. ...

Millard Hotel Fire

The Mid-West Hotel Reporter (Omaha), of February 10, 1933, included a report, written shortly after the event, of the burning of Omaha's historic Millard Hotel. "With ...

Miller, George L.

Dr. George L. Miller (1830-1920), founder of the Omaha Daily Herald, which later became part of the Omaha World-Herald, arrived in Omaha in 1854, the year Nebraska ...

George L. Miller, Reminiscences in 1905

Seward County historian W. W. Cox included reminiscences from pioneer Nebraskans in his classic history of Seward County, published in 1905. George L. Miller, physician ...

Missionaries to the Pawnee

The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions had first tried to minister to the Pawnee in 1834. After a dozen years of fruitless effort at a mission on the ...

Missionaries to the Indians

Early attempts by missionaries to bring Christianity to Nebraska's Indian tribes were not successful. In 1833 a Baptist missionary, Moses Merrill and his wife Eliza, ...

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