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Flashback Friday: The 1968 Nebraska Republican Primary

Most political headlines in late 1967 and early 1968 centered on the Democrats: Senator Eugene McCarthy’s surprise showing in the New Hampshire primary, President Lyndon ...

Hunting Wild Game on the Prairie

Many European and American settlers noted the abundance of game as they moved out onto the prairies. "Prairie-chickens and quails, when I first went on the overland ...

Marker Monday: The Nebraska State Grange

Location Rural Broken Bow, Custer County, Nebraska View this marker's location 41.437329, -99.71526 Marker Text The National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry was ...

William Jennings Bryan, Billy Sunday, and the Prohibition Party Ticket of 1920 ∙ Patricia C. Gaster

“We have come together to select a burial lot for John Barleycorn,” said Virgil G. Hinshaw in his opening address to Prohibition Party delegates on July 21, 1920. The ...

Gaining and Losing: James C. Dahlman and William Howard Taft

James C. Dahlman, the colorful "perpetual mayor of Omaha," made a jovial offer to President William Howard Taft just prior to Taft's brief visit to Omaha in September of ...

Flashback Friday: Ann Lowe and the Intriguing Couture Tradition of Ak-Sar-Ben ∙ Margaret Powell

During the 1960s, one of the most respected couture designers on the New York fashion scene was also one of its least known. Ann Lowe was the first African American ...

Timeline Tuesday: Free Auto Camps

Long distance travel in the early days of the automobile was difficult, and comforts along the way were few. Motorists pitched their own tents and cooked their own meals ...

Marker Monday: Clay Center

Location 200 W Johnson St, Clay Center, Clay County, Nebraska View this marker's location 40.524850, -98.05608  Marker Text The town of Clay Center was laid out ...

Flashback Friday: “Scopes Wasn’t the First”: Nebraska’s 1924 Anti-Evolution Trial – Adam Shapiro

The waning days of the 1924 presidential campaign found William Jennings Bryan back in his former home state of Nebraska. On Friday evening, October 17, 1924, the man ...

Marker Monday: Oto Indians

Location 27702 F St, Waterloo, Douglas County, Nebraska View this marker's location  41.224231, -96.35793 Marker Text Prehistoric Indians were the earliest ...

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