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A Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Story Played Out in Western Nebraska in 1968

This article appears in the Winter 2023 issue of Nebraska History Magazine, a quarterly publication of History Nebraska. Family-plus members receive four issues per ...

Pari-mutuel vs. Unicameral. Which is Which?

In the 1934 election, Nebraskans voted on two measures with funny-sounding names: a unicameral legislature and pari-mutuel betting. Both measures passed. It has long ...

A Winter Fire in Downtown Omaha, Nebraska

Early on January 4, 1940, a fire broke out in the Henshaw Hotel. The hotel, located at 1511 Farnam Street in Omaha, Nebraska, was one of many hotels in the downtown ...

A New Year’s Eclipse

The most memorable feature of New Year’s Day in Nebraska in 1889 was a solar eclipse that occurred between three and four o’clock in the afternoon. The Omaha Daily ...

Sleighing Fun

  When pioneer Nebraskans wanted to get somewhere in a hurry, they waited for snow. When it snowed, sleighs appeared, adding ease and pleasure to winter ...

Skating Under Cover: Kearney’s Indoor Ice Rink

Ice skating enthusiasts in Nebraska braved winter weather and rough ice before the advent of the indoor rink made “skating under cover” a more comfortable ...

Shelton Farm Girl Remembers the WWII North Platte Canteen

By Kylie Kinley, Assistant Editor The North Platte Canteen served over six million World War II service men and women traveling on the Union Pacific railroad between ...

Marker Monday: The North Bottoms

Marker Text The North Bottoms neighborhood was settled by Germans from Russia beginning in the 1870s. During the preceding century they had colonized in Russia, ...

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