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Jenner’s Park Once a Popular Summer Attraction

Children on the ocean wave, an amusement ride in Jenner’s Park, in 1920. RG2543-4-11 From about 1900 to the early 1940s Jenner’s Zoological, Educational and Amusement ...

Thayer County’s Fair at Deshler Began in 1913

Thayer County Fair on main street of Deshler in 1913. NSHS RG2719-7-6 “The Thayer County Agricultural society was organized in Deshler last week,” said the Omaha Bee on ...

Beatrice Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle

Before automobiles and radios made the world a smaller place, it could be challenging for adults in rural areas to gain access to the kinds of cultural and educational ...

Fred Pickering, a World War I Doughboy from Ulysses

New recruits at the Saunders County Courthouse in Wahoo, ready to depart for Camp Funston, Kansas. Like Fred Pickering, many Nebraska soldiers received training at Camp ...

Robert Louis Stevenson on the Plains of Nebraska

Robert Louis Stevenson Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) is best remembered for his romantic fiction, but he was also the author of colorful accounts ...

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