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Timeline Tuesday: Darryl F. Zanuck

Darryl F. Zanuck (1902-1979), a native Nebraskan, produced some of Hollywood's most important and controversial films. He helped found 20th Century Fox and remained a ...

Marker Monday: Ash Hollow

Location 701-859 W Roscoe Srv Rd, Ogallala, Keith County, Nebraska Marker Text Ash Hollow was famous on the Oregon Trail. A branch of the trail ran northwestward from ...

Marker Monday: The Leavenworth and Pike’s Peak Express

Location Texas Ave, Stratton, Hitchcock County, Nebraska  40.148300, -101.2348 Marker Text In the spring of 1859 William H. Russell and John S. Jones ...

Vietnam: The Fight for the Land

Ken Burns’ latest documentary, “The Vietnam War,” premieres in September 2017. But in the early 1960s, Omaha TV station KMTV aired a special on Vietnam called “The Fight ...

Five Ways to Experience the History of Nebraska

#1 Chimney Rock Feel the awe and curiosity the pioneers experienced when they saw the most famous landmark on the Oregon, California, and Mormon ...

Hunger’s Coffin

By the start of the twentieth century the pain of death had been softened for many Americans. Professional undertakers, rather than family members, laid out and attended ...

Timeline Tuesday: 1889 New Year’s Day Eclipse

  New Year's Day in Omaha in 1889 was crisp but sunny. "The streets were thronged from 9 o'clock in the morning," said the Omaha Daily Bee on January 2. ...


The current resurgence of bedbugs in the United States has brought the little pests once again into the limelight after decades of obscurity. Our pioneer ancestors, ...

John Gregory Bourke Photographs of Native Americans

Captain John Gregory Bourke, ca. 1893 [RG2955.PH000002] John Gregory Bourke was born in Philadelphia in 1846. He distinguished himself at the Civil War battle of Stones ...

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