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The 1874 State Fair: A Time to Show Off

The 1874 state fair in Omaha was supposed to be a chance for Nebraska to show off its agricultural potential. A massive swarm of Rocky Mountain locusts had different ...

Marker Monday: Pibel Lake Recreation Area

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past.  Pibel Lake Recreation Area grew out of an 1897 ...

Marker Monday: Giant Glacial Boulder

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past. Today we focus on a relic of the Ice Age, a boulder originally from ...

Marker Monday: The Calamus Valley

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past. Today we highlight the Calamus Valley, once a hunting ground of the ...

Marker Monday: Chalk Mine

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past.  Today we focus on a site near Scotia, Nebraska once called ...

Six Nebraska Locations Added to National Register of Historic Places

History Nebraska is pleased to announce that six Nebraska locations have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Omaha Drummond Motor Company, Omaha ...

Cool Off with Nebraska’s Ice Industry

Today a manmade lake in Saunders County is part of a recreation area, but the lake itself was not made for recreation. It was made for ice. Memphis State Recreation Area ...

Time for Me to Fly in My REO Speed Wagon

In 1921, an REO Speed Wagon truck could take you from Omaha to Denver in 20 hours over bumpy dirt roads. In 1980, REO Speedwagon the band could take a ...

Dress Codes & Curfews: NU Women in the 1960s

Pre-Title IX University of Nebraska had some pretty ridiculous rules for women students. In this blog post, History Nebraska Board Member Elieen Wirth explores ...

Start Your Engines at the Nebraska History Museum

Harold Mauck lived life in the fast lane. His documentation of Nebraska's post-WWII stock car racing culture is featured heavily in the upcoming Nebraska ...

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