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Flashback Friday: Folkways of a One-House Legislature – State Senator Bill Avery (LD-28)

Nebraska state senator Bill Avery represented Legislative District 28 (Lincoln) 2007-2015. A retired professor of politlical science at the University of ...

Timeline Tuesday: Business Education

Practical business education has changed greatly during the last century. Once mandatory, penmanship and typing courses have been replaced by instruction in keyboarding. ...

Marker Monday: Lyons

Location Herb Brink Memorial Park near entrance to ballfield, Lyons, Burt County, Nebraska View this marker's location  41.9362, -96.4822 Marker Text The first ...

Flashback Friday: Frank H. Shoemaker, Self-Made Naturalist and Photographer – Mary Ellen Ducey, Elaine Nowick, and Rebecca Bernthal

Frank Shoemaker ranks among important early Nebraskans who applied their interest in nature to learning more about the state and its environmental history. As an amateur ...

Timeline Tuesday: J. D. Calhoun on Arbor Day

 "The Herald observed Arbor Day duly and regularly," reported editor J. D. Calhoun in the Lincoln Weekly Herald on April 26, 1890. In honor of ...

Marker Monday: The Great Plains

Location Rest Area, Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska View this marker's location 40.671154, -99.12191 Marker Text West-bound travelers will leave the prairie ...

Circles in Corn Leave Farmers Forlorn

Crop circles, flattened, geometric patterns in fields of standing grain, have appeared in Nebraska. One theory is that Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) created the ...

Spirit Photography

"Spirit Photography," advertisement. Source: Co. Fair News       In 1861 a Boston photographer named William H. Mumler discovered that additional images would appear ...

Faceless Fred, the Phantom of Phelps County

Fred, who lived near Holdrege, was a known philanderer, much to his long-suffering wife's dismay. Having tired of his antics, Fred's wife killed him and cut off most of ...

Throwback Thursday Photo, Kearney Cotton Mill

the history nebraska blog Take a peek inside the Kearney Cotton Mill in today’s Throwback Thursday Photograph. Construction on the Mill started in 1890 by the Cumnock ...

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