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Fort Robinson Museum opens, June 3, 1956

Dinnertime at the fort: one ton of rolled beef roasts, cooked in two thirty-foot-long, five-foot-deep pits over wood coals; 250 lbs. of hot dogs; plus pork and beans, ...

Marker Monday: The Fort Robinson Cemetery

Marker Text The first recorded interment in the Fort Robinson Cemetery was James Brogan, July 2, 1875; the last was Fred Lester, June 13, 1945. Among the 258 interments ...

When the women of Wahoo’s JFK College took on the Chinese national basketball team, 1973

  By David L. Bristow May 24, 2023 Fifty years ago the women’s basketball team of tiny John F. Kennedy College in Wahoo traveled to China for a series ...

In Her Own Voice: Oral Histories of Farm Women

Throughout history, literacy and access to the materials required to record day-to-day life and experiences have been limited to those with the time, ability, and ...

The Baysdorfers, Nebraska’s first aviators

By David L. Bristow   When Charles Baysdorfer prepared for takeoff near Waterloo, Nebraska, not only was he piloting a homebuilt biplane on its maiden flight, ...

The man who scored Nebraska’s first-ever touchdown died in the Soviet Gulag

  By David L. Bristow, Editor May 17, 2023   Consider these three people: A young man who scored the University of Nebraska’s first-ever ...

History Nebraska Awards $328,000 through Historic Preservation Grant

History Nebraska has announced the recipients of the Rural Nebraska Historic Preservation (RNHP) grant, which assists owners of National Register of Historic Places ...

Helen Keller Shocked at Nebraska’s Poor Financial Assistance for the Blind

  It’s 1947, and the Nebraska legislature has not passed funding for educating and rehabilitating people with vision loss for twenty-five years. Who are ...

E. H. Barbour Recalls Mari and “Old Jules” Sandoz

Mari Sandoz (1896-1966), internationally known as a chronicler of the West and as an expert on Native American history, first gained fame as the author of Old Jules ...

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