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Recent Archeological Work at Ft. Atkinson

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) and History Nebraska (HN) have long cooperated to interpret and preserve the historical archeological remains of Fort ...

Willie Nelson FarmAid Concert

Despite the rain, Willie Nelson's 1987 Farm Aid concert at Memorial Stadium drew 69,000 people and raised $1.7 million for farmers during the 1980s farm crisis. ...

Before Memorial Stadium

This article appears in the Fall 2023 issue of Nebraska History Magazine. Household-plus members of History Nebraska receive four issues per year. Learn more. By ...

Technology in Archeology

Archeologists have at their disposal a wide array of technology that can help us identify and analyze sites. Geophysical survey is one way to investigate archeological ...

A Happy Surprise at Chadron State Park

  The Chadron State Park site (25DW1) is situated on a nearly level butte within the Chadron State Park grounds, overlooking the gently-flowing Chadron ...

Kicking Off the 2023 Nebraska Archeology Month

It’s hard to believe that we’re already back around to another Nebraska Archeology Month. As Nebraska’s State Archeologist, I have the great honor to kick off this ...

Marker Monday: Solon H. Borglum “Sculptor of the Prairie”

  Marker Text Solon H. Borglum (1868-1922), son of Danish Mormon emigrants, was a world-famous sculptor. From 1885 until 1893, Solon ran his father’s cattle ...

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