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Marker Monday: Elm Creek

Location 119-149 W Calkins Ave, Elm Creek, Buffalo County, Nebraska View this marker's location 40.719324, -99.37343 Marker Text Elm Creek siding was established in ...

Rare Marine Shell Artifacts Found in NSHS Archeological Collections

A photo of the runtee in the NSHS collections.     Two very uncommon artifacts made of Atlantic coast marine shell and called ‘runtees’ are in the NSHS ...

Real Nebraska Stories: From Our Special Correspondent – ‘The Greatest Gathering of Indians Ever Assembled’

Now that all of our book titles are available at Amazon Prime, we’re highlighting a book a day to let you know about all the great Real Nebraska Stories that we offer. ...

Friday the Thirteenth Superstitions

Evelyn Sharp, a Nebraskan pilot, is pictured here with her Curtiss Robin OX-5. "At first glance, Friday the thirteenth, seemed much like any other day," said the ...

A Spainish Fortune for Kearney – Maybe

Modern attempts to defraud the unwary via the internet by offering cash rewards in exchange for helping someone recover funds (with the helper required to make an ...

Marker Monday: The Flight of the Cheyennes

Just before 10 P.M. on January 9, 1879, the 130 Cheyennes held in the cavalry barracks made their desperate bid for freedom. (more…)

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