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Sailing through Fort Kearny in a Wind Wagon

This artist’s conception of Samuel Peppard’s wind wagon as it was departing Fort Kearny in May 1860, appeared in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper on July 7 of that ...

Pulitzer Prize Awarded for 1930 Editorial on George Norris

George W. Norris. NSHS RG3298-2-3 (left). On May 5, 1931, the Fremont Evening Tribune reported that Tribune editor Charles S. Ryckman had been awarded a Pulitzer Prize ...

Sliding to Safety

A student or teacher slides down what appears to be a flexible fire escape outside York’s Central School during a fire drill, February 10, 1910. NSHS RG2856-9-62 ...

May Day a Snow Day in 1911

Snow covered the streets on May 1, 1911, in O’Neill. NSHS RG3841-5-4 (above). Many Nebraskans, after enjoying spring weather only a few days earlier, spent May 1 of ...

100 Years of the Federal Income Tax

 U.S. Senator Norris Brown of Nebraska. NSHS RG2411-668-b. As April 15 approaches, American taxpayers may note that this year marks the 100th anniversary of the ...

Nebraska’s Gold, the Goldenrod

This souvenir postcard featuring Nebraska’s state flower is postmarked July 17, 1910, NSHS 11055-2966 (above). April 4 marks the anniversary of the designation of the ...

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