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Bellevue: The First Twenty Years

This article has been an attempt to explore the founding and early growth of Bellevue, Nebraska on the basis of some new data and, to a degree, upon a reinterpretation ...

History Nebraska in 1975

 This presentation, by Marvin F Kivette, Director of the Nebraska State Historical Society in 1975, reviews the year’s activities. It discusses various meetings, ...

The Brownville Story: Portrait of a Phoenix, 1854-1974

The year was 1854, just a half-century after Lewis and Clark's valiant expedition into the Louisiana Territory, and thirteen years before the state of Nebraska would be ...

Fremont’s Love Opera House

In the early twentieth century the Love Opera House provided varied entertainments for residents of Fremont. Local people sometimes appeared there as actors or singers, ...

Joseph Warren Arnold’s Journal of His Trip to and from Montana, 1864-1866

Joseph Warren Arnold was born in Honesdale, Wayne County, Pennsylvania in 1841. He attended school in Springville, Kentucky, and Portsmouth, Ohio. When he felt the lure ...

The Diaries and Writings of George A Maston, Black Citizen of Lincoln, Nebraska, 1901-1913,

 John Maston was born into slavery, February 3, 1849, in West Virginia. Young George escaped to Ohio in 1862 with Union Army Captain Israel B Murdock. He was taught ...

No Teacher for the School: The Nebraska Junior Normal School Movement

Although the United States Superintendent of the Census reported in 1890 that the frontier had ceased to exist, pioneer conditions continued in teacher education in ...

Free As The Wind

 In 1925 American manufacturers sold more than 95,000 windmills. Because of rural electrification, sales dwindled to less than 10,000 mills by 1956. This windmill ...

Nebraska’s Round Barns

We're all about exploring curiosity. Sometimes, curiosity turns a conversation with a friend into years of study and an article about Nebraska's beautiful round barns. ...

The Anti-Greek Riot of 1909

On Saturday, February 20, 1909, the headline of theWorld-Herald Herald read "Ed Lowery, South Omaha Policeman, Is Shot and Killed By Greek." 1 The bold type was followed ...

Formation and Failure: The Populist Party in Seward County, 1890-1892

Populism swept across Nebraska and other states of the Great Plains, historians have continued to be fascinated by the subject. Much research and writing have been ...

Environmental Perception and Geographic Change in Southwest Sheridan County

The story of exploration, settlement, adjustment, change, and disruption in the Nebraska Panhandle and adjacent Sandhills has been a favorite theme of historians and ...

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