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The Cheyenne Breakout

The U.S. Army outpost of Camp Robinson was established in 1874 in response to the need for a military presence near the Red Cloud Indian Agency in northwest Nebraska. ...

Ft. Atkinson Breaks Sod in Preparation for Upcoming Farming Demonstrations

On Dec 6, 2017, a plow sliced through the sod at Ft. Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP) for the first time in 55 years. Ft. Atkinson was the first military post west ...

Wilmot F. Crozier and Tractor Testing in Nebraska

The Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory, established in 1920, is the officially designated tractor testing station for the United States. It all started with Wilmot F. ...

Finding a New Nickname for Nebraskans

"At the very first meeting of the [Territorial] Pioneers [Association] in May, 1892, a member protested against the nickname, or totem name as I call it, of Nebraskans, ...

Marker Monday: Buckeye

Location Northeast corner of Sumner Road & Buckeye Road, Custer County, Nebraska View this marker's location 41.190656, -99.568321   Marker Text The ...

The St. Paul Church Riot

On the night of March 27, 1895, Elia W. Peattie one of the first female news reporters in Omaha, visited the diverse neighborhood of Sheelytown to report a fire. Located ...

The Story of Omaha Police Fingerprint Expert Emily Byram

Trained by the Army during World War I, Emily Byram Ruffner became one of the first female fingerprint examiners in United States law enforcement. As the United States ...

The Founding of the Nebraska Hall of Fame

The current Nebraska Hall of Fame was established in 1961 to officially recognize prominent Nebraskans. The Hall of Fame Commission, with members appointed by the ...

Marker Monday: Cheyenne County

Location Near mm 61, I-80 rest area, westbound, Sidney, Cheyenne County, Nebraska View this marker's location 41.113857, -102.924749   Marker ...

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