Happy Decoration Day!

According to the Seward Independent-Democrat newspaper (June 5, 1913), when the head of the parade reached Cottage Hotel, just north of the bridge, a halt was made.  The marchers opened ranks and the old soldiers, members of the Ladies Circle, and the flag bearers marched down between the two lines of school children. The children waved small flags as the old soldiers passed by.

G.I. Josephine

13197 Ruth in OutfitThe Nebraska State Historical Society  received a wonderful donation from the American Red Cross.  In addition to a scrapbook, photographs, and other documents, the Society received a skirt and field jacket covered in

The Naming of Beatrice, Nebraska

On April 22, 1857, on board the steamer Hannibal anchored on the Missouri River, a small group of passengers met to form a settlement organization, which they named “The Nebraska Association.” One of the organization’s first orders of business was to form a “locating committee” charged to “explore Nebraska and select a townsite.” Nebraska Association, minute book (NSHS RG33</body></html>

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