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Marker Monday: Shinn’s Ferry

​Location 1290-1292 Road 41, Bellwood, Butler County, Nebraska Marker Text Moses Shinn and his son Dick began operating Shinn's Ferry across the Platte in 1859. ...

Flashback Friday: The Shoulders of Atlas: Rural Communities and Nuclear Missile Base Construction in Nebraska, 1958-1962 – Nick Batter

On a Friday afternoon in October 1958, more than a thousand people gathered in Mead, Nebraska, for the opening of the Farmer's Union Co-op Grain Elevator. Flyers ...

Timeline Tuesday: A Blustery Thanksgiving in Valentine

President Grover Cleveland in a proclamation issued November 4, 1896, set aside November 26 "to be kept and observed as a day of thanksgiving and prayer throughout our ...

Marker Monday: Nebraska 4-H Clubs Began in York County

Location 4h Dr, York, York County, Nebraska View this marker's location 40.885246, -97.59033 Marker Text In 1898 E. C. Bishop, a teacher in nearby Bradshaw, ...

“Big, Ugly Red Brick Buildings”: The Fight to Save Jobbers Canyon – Daniel D. Spegel

"The use of warehouses will offend some citizens. They will ask how a warehouse can be beautiful, for only state capitols or things that had an aesthetic intent can be ...

Timeline Tuesday: Plenty of Work

Job hunters in Omaha during the booming 1880s had an easier time than those seeking work today. A reporter for the Omaha Daily Bee in the fall of 1888 "made ...

Too Much Beef, a complaint about football

The football schedules of early Nebraska teams sometimes matched ­or mismatched-high school and college teams and paired both with teams organized by other groups such ...

Recent Awards and Honors

It's been a busy autumn! In recent weeks the NSHS has recognized the generosity of a major donor, honored history makers at our annual banquet, and received a Nebraska ...

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