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Flashback Friday Encore: Lemoyne Veterans Honored

Lemoyne Veterans Honored, December 1, 1945 [RG5995.AM, B22, V1]   Last week we showcased a poem and a recent addition to our collections, the Cora Baumann ...

When Behlen Manufacturing in Columbus Tested Shed With Atomic Bomb

  By Kylie Kinley, Assistant Editor (Originally published August 6, 2016) Today, a business promotion might involve a video or a hashtag. In the ...

Flashback Friday Encore: Town of Lemoyne Sacrificed for Lake McConaughy, 1941

Lemoyne population sign, ca. 1938 [NSHS RG5995.AM, B22, V1]   This year marks 75 years since the completion of Kingsley Dam and the creation of Lake ...

Flashback Friday: A District Judge with No Law Degree Crushes Nebraska Organized Crime

Official portrait of Judge Joseph William Woodrough   In 1897, a twenty-four-year-old attorney came to Omaha to start his career in earnest. He lacked a law ...

Marker Monday: Nebraska 4-H Clubs Began in York County

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past. Today, we're focusing on E. C. Bishop, the teacher who is regarded ...

Flashback Friday – New album showcases Nebraska history and culture through song

What do Bruce Springsteen, Justin Bieber, the Zac Brown Band, and Peru State English professor Dr. Dan Holtz have in common? They’ve all sung songs about Nebraska. But ...

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