For most modern Americans, the word scurvy holds little weight. To nineteenth-century Americans, however, the word conjured vivid images of misery, suffering, and death.
Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past. Today we're focusing on the Youst Cemetery near Hampton, the final resting place of a handful of Civil War veterans.
The young women of West Point, Nebraska gave an ultimatum to the town's boys via poetry: "The man who takes the red, red wine,
Can never glue his lips to mine."
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.