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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 ...

Will Winter Never End?

How bad does it have to be before a locomotive snowplow gets stuck? A crew near Chadron on the Chicago and North Western line resorted to hand shovels to dig out a ...

Dr. Charles Arnold’s Helmet

Click here to learn more about the Arnolds. -Laura Mooney, Senior Museum Curator With one look at this helmet, you know it has a story to tell.  Fortunately, it ...

Free Gardens for the Unemployed

These hard times aren’t the first hard times Nebraskans have faced. And it’s not the first time community gardens have helped people put food on the table. On March 4, ...

Busted for Ugliness by the Lincoln P.D.

The Lincoln Police Department has added history pages to its website (including a lot of material they found at our K Street Government Records Facility). The site has ...

Timeline Tuesday: The Shoemaker’s Ashes

"Edward Kuehl, one of the most peculiar characters that ever lived in Omaha, or anywhere else, was found dead in his bed last night in the back room of his place of ...

Timeline Tuesday: Nebraska’s Bees and Wasps

The Omaha Daily Bee was certainly the largest and most influential Nebraska newspaper to include "Bee" in its name. Its longtime editor, Edward Rosewater (1841-1906), in ...

Timeline Tuesday: Magic among the Indians

What happens when a magician is tricked by his audience? Julius Meyer, pioneer Omaha merchant and Indian trader, is the source for this tale of how Sioux tribesmen in ...

Timeline Tuesday: Lincoln Penny

The year 2009 is the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth and the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the Lincoln penny. When the Lincoln one-cent coin ...

Timeline Tuesday: The Last Buffalo and Other Hunting Stories

When A. N. Ward reminisced about his early hunting exploits with a reporter from the Omaha World-Herald in 1910, he recalled the days when the Nebraska prairie abounded ...

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