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Flashback Friday: New Photos of 1890s Irrigation and Pioneer Life in the North Platte Valley Reveal New Insights

The right portion of this house shows a remnant of an earlier, lower gable, indicating that the house was originally built with a low roof (like the house in the left ...

1890s Business Women Challenged Fashion Standards

Several unidentified women sitting at typewriters in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, in 1939.   The invention of the typewriter changed the way American business ...

Timeline Tuesday: Lurking in every Coca Cola glass is an ‘evil principle’

Caption: Interior of Fred Trute’s liquor store, Seward, Nebraska. RG2536-5-10   Readers of The Nebraska Issue (Lincoln), official organ of the Anti-Saloon League ...

Flashback Friday Encore: Happy Birthday to the Arcadia Township Library

October 2nd marks 99 years since the opening of the Arcadia Township Library in Valley County. The library was designed by the Lincoln firm of Fiske and Meginnis. It was ...

Marker Monday: St. Edward

Location 383-399 Beaver St, St Edward, Boone County, Nebraska; view this marker's location 41.570169, -97.86432 For more than ten thousand years the Beaver Valley and ...

Wild Weather Wednesday: Columbus, Nebr. 1905 Flood

Welcome to Wild Weather Wednesdays! We'll showcase a significant weather event in Nebraska's history. Sometimes the post will be a photo and a description, and sometimes ...

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