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Wild Weather Wednesday: Greatest Calamity in History of Louisville – 1923 Flood Kills Twelve

The Burlington Railroad Track after the "Cloud Burst" on Sept. 28, 1923, Louisville, Nebr. RG0802.PH000011-000068   In 1923, Louisville, Nebraska, was ...

10 Tips to Take Care of Your Family Photographs

October is American Archives Month. Here are 10 tips to care for your family photographs from (former) Photograph Curator Karen Keehr Store your photographs and ...

Timeline Tuesday: Celery Growing in Nebraska

  Nebraska farmers have often experimented with new crops in their endeavor to obtain wealth from the land. The Kearney Daily Hub, on May 16, 1901, ...

Timeline Tuesday: When Nebraskans Used Creek Mud and Lemons for Greater Beauty

The 1926 interior of Miss Agnes's Beauty Shoppe, inside the Hotel Cornhusker, at 301 South 13th Street in Lincoln. RG2158-11-1   Tanned skin has not always ...

1933 Millard Hotel Fire

Today's moment of Nebraska history takes us to a devastating fire that destroyed Omaha's Millard Hotel on the night of February 8, 1933. Seven firemen lost their lives ...

The Curious Candidacy of Americus Liberator

In 1968 Secretary of State Frank Marsh formally recognized the “Peace on Earth Party,” which held its first convention in Omaha.[1] Then Herbert F. Hoover, fourth cousin ...

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