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Buffalo Hunt at Niagara Falls

Capturing and shipping buffalo to Niagara Falls was no small task. NSHS RG3211-74 (above) James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok, billed as “the most celebrated Scout and ...

An Artist’s View of the Fort Robinson Prisoner of War Camp

During World War II there were 126 Prisoner of War (PW) camps in the United States. Fort Robinson, Nebraska had one of these camps. By the end of the war, this camp ...

Dodge County Seat Removal, 1884

“There is no necessity for any bad blood over the county seat controversy,” said the Fremont Weekly Herald on August 21, 1884, in referring to a “re-location scheme” ...

Nebraska’s Citizen Soldiers

Nebraskans have a long history of serving their country and their fellow citizens. In 2007-2008 the Nebraska State Historical Society and the Nebraska National Guard ...

New Washington in Nebraska?

the history nebraska blogMoses H. Sydenham (1835-1907) had a long and eventful life as a freighter, newspaperman, postmaster and storekeeper at Fort Kearny, and settler ...

Go Big with Buttons

Cape, jacket, and skirt made by Nettie Vertrovsky of Crete and covered with buttons from her collection. (NSHS 7329-4,5) (at right). I like the saying “Go Big or Go ...

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