The University of Nebraska marks its 150th birthday on February 15. The legislature chartered the university on that day in 1869 (though classes didn’t begin until 1871). What was it like at the early university? We’ll put it this way: if you like leaky roofs, chilly classrooms, and traditional memorize-and-recite pedagogy, you’d love early NU classes. It took time for the university to live up to its name.
Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past. Today our focus is the grave of a Pawnee woman wounded at the Battle of Massacre Canyon and cared for by homesteaders until she died from her wounds.
Governmental bureaucracy is nothing new. Almost a hundred years ago, Nebraska veterans discovered missing records and "red tape" when they applied for military pensions. The Nebraska State Journal reported:
Captain Emmet Crawford, the namesake of Crawford, Nebraska, had quite the interesting burial experience. Or shall we say experiences?
Big news! We are transferring ownership of the Willa Cather State Historic Site and supporting collections to The Willa Cather Foundation.
By completing this transfer, our organizations have created the largest repository of Cather-related artifacts and ensured that Red Cloud and the new National Willa Cather Center will be a primary destination for all things Willa Cather.