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Timeline Tuesday: Mud Springs

Mud Springs is located in south-central Morrill County, Nebraska, near present-day Dalton. According to Paul Henderson's article on the well-known Overland Trail site in ...

Flashback Friday: The Illustrator’s Pencil: John Falter from Nebraska to the Saturday Evening Post

John Falter was a Nebraska boy who made good. His artistic ability, drive, and genial nature helped him become one of the most successful American illustrators from the ...

Flashback Friday: The Gliddenites are Coming! Nebraska and the 1909 Glidden Tour

In July 1909, Nebraskans witnessed firsthand the most popular and spectacular Glidden Tour. More properly called the Annual Reliability Touring Contest of the American ...

Flashback Friday: J. C. Penney’s Middle Name Really Was “Cash”

Grand opening of a new J. C. Penney store in downtown Lincoln, November 16, 1950. NSHS RG2183-1950-1116-2   James Cash Penney wasn’t a Nebraskan, and he started ...

Flashback Friday: Poor Niobrara!

The town of Niobrara, located along (or as shown here, in) the Missouri River in northeast Nebraska, flooded in 1881. NSHS RG2118-5-14   Poor Niobrara, Nebraska! ...

Marker Monday: Stanton County

Named for Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton in 1862, Jacob Hoffman and Francis Scott filed the first homestead applications in the county on November 18, 1865. (more…)

Marker Monday: Austin

Location Rural Nebraska 58, Rockville, Sherman County, Nebraska View this marker's location 41.202247, -98.91130 Marker Text Austin was named in honor of Simeon ...

Marker Monday: Oketo Cutoff

Location 6646-7498 Nebraska 112, Odell, Gage County, Nebraska View this marker's location 40.045913, -96.81370 Marker Text From October 1862 until March 1863 ...

Marker Monday: Pershing Rifles

Location 813-857 N 14th St, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska View this marker's location 40.821154, -96.70148 Marker Text General ...

Marker Monday: Harrop

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past.  Today, we're focusing on the story of John Harrop, who tried ...

Marker Monday: McCook Army Air Base

Location Blue Star Memorial Hwy, McCook, Red Willow County, Nebraska View this marker's location 40.305189, -100.7012933 Marker Text McCook Army Air Base, activated ...

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