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Marker Monday: Etna

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past. Today we focus on a marker that tells about the rise and fall of ...

Marker Monday: Harvard Jail

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments in our state's past. Today we look at a 130-year-old jail in Harvard, Nebraska that has been ...

Marker Monday: Discovery Oil Well – Marathon Oil Company

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past. Today's subject is the Discovery Oil Well, which marks the spot of ...

Marker Monday: Victor Colson Homestead

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past. Today we focus on Victor Colson's homestead in Oakland, ...

Marker Monday: Gibbon, 1871-1971

Location 2625 State Highway 10C Link, Gibbon, Buffalo County, Nebraska View this marker's location 40.706858, -98.84454 Marker Text Gibbon, on the old Mormon Trail, ...

Marker Monday: Blue Mills and Glenwood Park

Location Wood River Road between 2nd Ave & Blue Mill Rd, Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska View this marker's location 40.753826, -99.0853451 Marker Text In 1881 ...

Terms of Endearment and the Governor’s Hollywood “First Lady Friend”

The Oscars are coming up this Sunday, and while many people are looking ahead to see which of the year's films will be honored, we can't help but look back to the ...

Check Your Bags? Scenes from the Ogallala Depot

Among the thousands of railroad photos in our collections is a series shot outside the Union Pacific Depot in Ogallala around 1900. The photos were apparently meant to ...

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