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Marker Monday: First Site of Bethel Lutheran Church and Cemetery, June 1879

Location Rural R Rd, Holdrege, Phelps County, Nebraska View this marker's location 40.447361, -99.30399 Marker Text Thirty Swedish settlers in Harlan and Phelps ...

Marker Monday: Antioch Potash Boom-Town

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past.  Today, we're focusing on Antioch, the Nebraska ghost town ...

Marker Monday: Republican Pawnee Village

Location State St, Guide Rock, Webster County, Nebraska View this marker's location 40.074929, -98.33088 Marker Text Near here was a large permanent village of the ...

Marker Monday: Ainsworth Army Air Field

   Location U.S. 20, Johnstown, Brown County, Nebraska View this marker's location 42.560395, -100.0034 Marker Text   Ainsworth Army Air Field, completed on ...

Marker Monday: Alliance Army Air Field

Location Perkins Rd, Rural, Alliance County, Nebraska View this marker's location 42.091251, -102.8180 Marker Text In the spring of 1942 the U.S. Army selected a ...

Flashback Friday: Historic Soddies as Modern Dwellings

Can you imagine living in a sod house—not as a pioneer, but as a modern person? Some people do, and some e pioneer-era soddies survive as modern dwellings. A ...

Timeline Tuesday: Campaign Buttons of 1896

Although the hobby of collecting political memorabilia is probably as old as politics, the political campaign button first became important in the presidential election ...

Timeline Tuesday: Bedbugs

The current resurgence of bedbugs in the United States has brought the little pests once again into the limelight after decades of obscurity. Our pioneer ancestors, ...

Timeline Tuesday: The Bachelors’ Protective Union of Kearney

When the Bachelors' Protective Union gave a gala reception for two of its newly married, former members and their brides in March of 1890, the social club for young, ...

Flashback Friday: The Creation Of Nebraska Natural Resource District

You probably already know that Nebraska is the only state in the U.S. that has a nonpartisan, unicameral legislature, and is the only state where all electrical ...

Frederick Douglass’s Nebraska Sister

Frederick Douglass. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.   A sewing box that Frederick Douglass gave to Ruth Cox Adams, now in the collections of the ...

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