What We Found

Crime Along the Overland Trail

Lawlessness along the Overland Trail to Oregon and California, according to Merrill Mattes, author of The Great Platte River Road, was relatively low. There were no ...

Crime on Streetcars

The nineteenth century is sometimes remembered as an uncomplicated era which generally lacked the social problems and juvenile crime more characteristic of the twentieth ...

Crop Failure: The Ice Harvest in 1882

"There is a panic among the ice dealers, brewers, butchers and packers just now," said the Omaha Daily Bee on January 9, 1882, "and every sort of scheme is being devised ...

Cruelty to Men

W. S. Shoemaker, a correspondent to the Public Pulse column of the Omaha World-Herald in July 1897, asked why the patrolmen of the city were compelled to wear heavy ...

Cudahy Kidnapping

The kidnapping of sixteen-year-old Edward Cudahy Jr., son of the prominent Omaha meatpacker, one hundred years ago was one of the most sensational crimes in Nebraska ...

Cuming City

Cuming City was an early Washington County town named for Thomas B. Cuming, acting governor of Nebraska Territory from 1854 to 1855 and from 1857 to 1858. The site was ...

Dairy Sires Special

After the depression of 1920-21 the Burlington Railroad sought to revive freight traffic in its western territory. John B. Lamson, head of the Burlington's Agricultural ...

Dake, Orsamus C.

Orsamus C. Dake (1832-75) was perhaps the first Nebraska writer to base his work on Nebraska's history, landscape, and people. Born in Portage, New York, in 1832, he was ...

Dance Crazes

The spreading popularity of ragtime music during the early 1900s led to a series of so-called animal dance fads, including the fox trot, horse trot, turkey trot, crab ...

The Dandelion Rake

"Kearney has it and has it bad," said the Kearney Daily Hub on May 14, 1902. "The dandelion is taking the town, literally overrunning it from end to end, covering lawns ...

The Dangerous 4th

In some ways, the Fourth of July is the perfect kid's holiday. Noise is central to the celebration, and so is danger in the form of fireworks. Each year's Independence ...

Dangerous Dollars – The Movie

Nebraska-made movies starring local actors are of special interest to students of the state's film history. Contemporary newspaper accounts often provide details about ...

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