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“Judge Lynch” in Nebraska

During the six decades from 1859 to 1919, at least 45 men and two women died at the hands of lynch mobs in Nebraska while during the same period, only 23 or 24 ...

Carmen the Cigarette Girl

Source: Elizabeth Gaylord Rathburn, Lincoln, Nebraska (at left) The Nebraska History Museum is privileged to have a wonderful doll collection, which we have recently ...

Lincoln’s Fourth of July in 1907

Photo depicts a Fourth of July parade in Lincoln circa 1895. The Fourth of July at Capitol Beach, once a popular recreation area near Lincoln, was a “record-breaker,” ...

Plenty of Work

Solomon D. Butcher’s photograph depicted workmen laying a concrete sidewalk. NSHS RG2608-2952 (left). Job hunters in Omaha during the booming 1880s had an easier time ...

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