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Flashback Friday: The Nebraska Statesman: The People Behind the Picture

Perhaps the most memorable thing about the Nebraska Statesman, published in Broken Bow from 1885 through the end of 1890, was Solomon D. Butcher's arresting photograph, ...

Dan Desdunes: New Orleans Civil Rights Activist and “The Father of Negro Musicians of Omaha”

Jazz critic and historian George Lipsitz has observed that "established histories of jazz tend to focus on a select group of individual geniuses in only a few cities." ...

Flashback Friday: “I Don’t Know What We’d Have Done Without the Indians”

  Dressed for a post-harvest dance, Lakotas pose at the Burlington depot in Alliance in the 1930s. NSHS RG2063-50-1   A labor shortage during World War I ...

Flashback Friday: Child Labor on the Farm

I am a little boy ten years old. I go to school when we have school, but we haven’t got any school now. It will begin soon. I helped to farm last spring; I plowed with ...

Flashback Friday: History of the Omahawks

From 1972 until 1975 the Kansas City-Omaha Kings, a member of the National Basketball Association (NBA), played a handful of home games in Omaha’s Civic Auditorium. That ...

Marker Monday: Scotts Bluff Army Air Field

Location Apron Dr, Western Nebraska Regional Airport (BFF), Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska View this marker's location 41.869937, -103.5942 Marker Text During World ...

Marker Monday: Historic Lodgepole Creek Valley

Location Interstate 80, Chappell, Deuel County, Nebraska. View this marker's location HERE. Marker Text Here is the valley of Lodgepole Creek through which passed ...

Marker Monday: Burton’s Bend

Grand Army of the Republic Hwy, Holbrook, Furnas County, Nebraska (more…)

Marker Monday: Old Dodge School, World War II P.O.W. Branch Camp

Location 323 W 1st St, Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska View this marker's location 40.922698, -98.34188 Marker Text Old Dodge School served as one of two branch ...

Marker Monday: Massacre Canyon

Location U.S. 34, Trenton, Hitchcock County, Nebraska View this marker's location 40.206898, -100.9643 Marker Text The adjacent stone monument erected in 1930 was ...

Marker Monday: First Presbyterian Church of St. Paul

Location 901-999 8th St, St Paul, Howard County, Nebraska View this marker's location 41.214554, -98.45951 Marker Text The congregation was organized in 1879, eight ...

Timeline Tuesday: Bird Day

Bird Day was first observed on May 4, 1894, in Pennsylvania, and by 1910 was widely celebrated, often in conjunction with Arbor Day. Observances of the two holidays ...

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