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Marker Monday: The Neligh Mills

Location E 2nd St, Neligh, Antelope County, Nebraska View this marker's location 42.126537, -98.03115 Marker Text The Neligh Mills, built from locally fired brick in ...

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 ...

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, ...

Featured Site

Thomas P. Kennard State Historic Site, Nebraska's Statehood Memorial (25LC15) This house built in 1869 has gone through many changes. Archeology gave us information ...

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: What’s more ghoulish than a historic mask of a long-dead celebrity?

What’s more ghoulish than a historic mask of a long-dead celebrity? Any mask of a long-dead celebrity with wrinkles, tears, missing ears, or discoloration – or at least ...

Timeline Tuesday: Sleighing Fun

  John Nelson's photograph of his sister, Hannah Nelson, and his niece, Alice Nelson Dahlesten, in a horse-drawn sleigh, about 1916-18. RG3542-6   When ...

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