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Give the Gift of History This December

Take a break from your holiday shopping and check out the Winter Issue of Nebraska History magazine, sure to please the readers on your gift list. Here’s what’s ...

New Year’s in Paris for a Nebraska Soldier

The Cornhusker, yearbook of the University of Nebraska, in 1918 was dedicated to “Nebraskans—Students, Alumni, Faculty—here and over there” who were serving in World War ...

Omaha Bankers Asked: Does Money Spread the Flu?

Interior of a bank by photographer John Nelson Nebraska’s last great epidemic was the 1918 Flu epidemic, but the earlier flu pandemic of 1889-90 also affected the ...

“The Climate is Awful Cold”: Judge Edward Harden in Nebraska Territory

When Nebraska Territory was organized in 1854 one of the judicial appointments went to Edward Randolph Harden of Georgia.  (more…)

Frank James a Thanksgiving Star at Norfolk

Frank James. NSHS RG2316-44 Thanksgiving Day in Norfolk in 1904 was marked not only by religious services and family dinners, but by the “amusement feature of the day,” ...

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