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New artifact has ties to “The School Children’s Blizzard of 1888”

  The Nebraska History Library recently received a donated book from a University Library in Kansas that was inscribed by Minnie Freeman Penney.  Minnie is of ...

Timeline Tuesday: Butter Churning

Fairmont Creamery, butter packing, Omaha plant, 1911. RG4218-1-16   Well into the nineteenth century butter was made chiefly by hand using butter churns, which ...

The Omaha Daily Bee Rages Against Comic Valentines

A Valentine's Day portrait of a child sitting in a large heart with an arrow through it, Omaha 1934. RG3882-49-0173-3   Although Valentine's Day and the sending ...

Timeline Tuesday: Coal Thieves

Workers at Honey Creek Coal Mine, Peru, Nebr. RG2304-8-58   The advent of winter at one time prompted many Nebraska householders to lay in a supply of coal. ...

Timeline Tuesday: Free Auto Camps

Two girls stand beside “Uncle John's motor home," circa 1930. RG3542.5-3   Long distance travel in the early days of the automobile was difficult, and comforts ...

Late 19th Century Divorces in Seward County Claim Adultery, Cruelty, and Name-Calling

Main Street, Seward, Nebraska. NSHS RG2536-5-154   On April 19, 1890 Maggie Devore filed a petition for divorce from her husband James Devore, initiating what ...

Marker Monday: Winter Quarters

Here in 1846 an oppressed people fleeing from a vengeful mob found a haven in the wilderness. Winter Quarters, established under the direction of the Mormon leader ...

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