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Abbott Ranch, Dana College, and Morgan Fricke House Added to National Register of Historic Places

The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s inventory of properties deemed worthy of preservation.  (more…)

The Woman on the White Horse

Eighteen-year-old Peggy Johnson had already known tragedy in her young life, but on horseback she felt free. Here is the personal story behind an iconic 1953 photo. ...

Indigenous boarding schools in Nebraska

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-26/genoa-indian-school-search-for-lost-cemetery/101081992History Nebraska employees were deeply saddened by the recent discoveries of ...

Omaha’s Memorial Park Riots of 1971

In July 1971, Omaha's Memorial Park saw four nights of a “bottle-throwing, club-swinging clash between youths and police." (more…)

Making Ice Cream in 1910

Who wants ice cream? Photographer John Nelson of Ericson, Nebraska captured this little sweetie taking a turn cranking the handle of an ice cream maker in about 1910. ...

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