Morton tried to keep slavery legal in Nebraska before the Civil War, showed questionable loyalty to the US during the war, and tried to keep black men from voting afterward. But is it fair to pass judgment on people of the past? Here's what we can learn from one of Nebraska’s leading statesmen.
The Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph Company began life competing with the much bigger Bell system, but was able to replace it over time. Read more about how it found its way to that success.
Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past.
Today we focus on this marker in Fort Calhoun commemorating the only Washington County law enforcement officer to lose their life in the line of duty during the county's first 152 years.