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Columbus Day and Nebraska’s Italian Heritage

Aerial view of Omaha’s Little Italy. NSHS RG 2341-470 Columbus Day, established to commemorate the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas on October 12, 1492, ...

The Election of 1864 and Nebraska

For the full story of Nebraska Territory during this dramatic era in American history, see James E. Potter, Standing Firmly by the Flag: Nebraska Territory and the Civil ...

William F. Lillie’s Help for Picking Corn by Hand

Picking corn was once an unpleasant task, done by hand, for Nebraska farmers after a fall frost when the corn was ripe and dry enough. Until this Nebraskan device was ...

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