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Original Omaha “foot ball”

Even before Nebraska had the Husker football team, it had Omaha “foot ball” clubs that played what we now call soccer. The game’s growth in Omaha was similar to its ...

Celebrating Robert Burns and Nebraska’s Scottish Heritage

Engraving from 1787 portrait of Robert Burns by Alexander Nasmyth. The anniversary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns on January 25, 1759, was once widely ...

Midwest Archives Conference Presidents’ Award

Has an individual or organization in your community done extraordinary work or given support for your archives? If so, consider nominating him or her for a Midwest ...

Nebraska’s “Ghost” Counties

It seems that one incorrect map led to more than a decade of confusion regarding six nonexistent counties in Western Nebraska. How did such a mistake happen? In the ...

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