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This Easter postcard is from Nebraska State Historical Society collections. NSHS 9857566 (above). What is Easter without eggs, if not the genuine article, then at least ...

Sweet Treats at Easter

This Easter postcard is from Nebraska State Historical Society collections. NSHS 9857566 (above). What is Easter without eggs, if not the genuine article, then at least ...

Nebraska Roundups in the 1870s

Lee Brothers Ranch at Brownlee, Cherry County, in 1900. RG2608-1837 (left). By the mid-1870s Nebraska’s open-range cattle industry, centered in the western Platte Valley ...

Ashland, the First Saunders County Seat

First Saunders County Courthouse, built at Ashland in 1870. NSHS RG1121.PH8-28 (above). An unusual feature of the boundary of Nebraska’s Saunders County is Ashland ...

Harrison Johnson’s History of Nebraska

Gage County Courthouse, Beatrice. From Johnson’s History of Nebraska (Omaha, 1880) “Our work is done,” wrote Harrison Johnson (1822-1885) as he concluded his History of ...

Drilling for Oil at Shelton

Solomon D. Butcher photographed the Morris oil derrick at Shelton, Buffalo County, in 1910. NSHS RG2608-2413 (right). Nebraska’s first producing oil well was drilled in ...

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