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Patzel’s “Poo-ey” Piques Pigs’ Passion

When his last dynamic “Poo-ey” died away at the Omaha Auditorium on the night of September 11, 1926, Fred Patzel had won the title of World’s Champion Hog ...

The 1901 New Year

The Omaha Daily News, on December 31, 1900, reported on the city's plans to greet a new year. According to the News: "Amid imposing religious services, the ringing of ...

Silver Spoon Collections

Collecting souvenir spoons became a popular hobby for Americans in the late 1800s when this European fad swept the nation. Wealthy Americans visiting Europe brought home ...

The Great Depression in Dawes County

For several years bank crises, national economic depression, and environmental calamity descended on Dawes County.  (more…)

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