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.
Harold Mauck & wife Tina pose with Harold's stock car #89, ca. 1960 (RG5705.PH2-8) (Right).
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.”
The Library/Archives division holds a small collection of materials related to noted musician, August Hagenow. Born in Germany in 1859, Hagenow studied the violin in Hamburg. His first tour of the United States came in 1878 with the Red Hussar band. After several tours of the U.S., Hagenow eventually made his way to Nebraska where he became the leader of the Funke Opera House in Lincoln. From 1889-1893 he served as violin instructor and orchestra director of the Nebraska Conservatory of Music. Here is a concert program from the Library/Archives collection (click to enlarge).