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The Abbotts Play Host to Susan B. Anthony

Nebraska lawyer Othman Abbott and his wife, early settlers in Grand Island, shared an interest in women's rights. In his Recollections of a Pioneer Lawyer, ...

Marker Monday: Scenic Missouri Valley

While we think our Nebraska Historical Markers are striking, this one is dwarfed by its subject: the Missouri River Valley. (more…)

The Rescue of Oscar Phelps

"Quite an exciting scene was witnessed last evening, on the river bank just opposite Boyd's packing house," said the Omaha Daily Bee on January 23, 1882, ...

A “Lady Patrolman” in Omaha?

By 1970 the Omaha Police Department had a few “policewomen,” but they were not allowed in cruisers and were not full police officers, or “patrolmen” as the city called ...

Hallmark Cards and their Nebraska Roots

Read more about the Hall Brothers and the beginning of Hallmark in this Nebraska History Magazine article from 2008.     Looking back to his ...

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