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History Nebraska publishes works that explore Nebraska history and culture. Our readers range from professional historians to history buffs to curious people who simply find that learning about the past helps them better enjoy living and traveling here. We all share a passion for well-crafted historical writing.

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Bobbitt and the Grange

The Grange, a fraternal order known formally as the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry, was formed shortly after the Civil War to improve the economic and social ...

Confederate Corn

Robert W. Furnas, in addition to service as Nebraska governor (1873-75) and as a founder of the State Historical Society (1878), was a tireless promoter of agriculture. ...

Nellie Bly in Nebraska

Nellie Bly. Wikimedia Commons “Nellie Bly” was the professional pseudonym of Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman (1867-1922), one of Joseph Pulitzer’s best reporters at the New ...

Blue Rivers

Except for the occasional Indian or white hunting parties, the scenic Blue River valley was seldom visited prior to 1860. The establishment of the Nebraska City-Fort ...

Blizzards

The two most famous winter storms in Nebraska history occurred in 1873 and in 1888. The storm which struck on April 13, 1873, was a violent snowfall accompanied by a ...

Blizzards

The two most famous winter storms in Nebraska history occurred in 1873 and in 1888. The storm which struck on April 13, 1873, was a violent snowfall accompanied by a ...

The Communist Threat

The warming of U.S.-Soviet relations and the crumbling of communist parties' control in Eastern Europe are changing they way we look at the world. But sixty years ago, ...

Blizzard of 1888

Fifty-nine years ago this week--on January 12, 1888--Nebraska was hit with what old-timers will tell you was the worst storm in the memory of man in this state. The ...

Commencement Traditions Change

High school seniors today are often graduated with a minimum of ceremony. But for our parents and grandparents commencement was an elaborate affair, with most graduates ...

Black Ghost

Ghosts are popularly imagined to favor the color white when materializing for public view. However, a ghost clothed in black was said to haunt the streets of Alma in ...

Bixby on Football

Nebraska journalist A. L. Bixby (1856-1934), who authored the Daily Drift column for the Nebraska State Journal for more than forty years, enjoyed football as a ...

Bittenbender, Ada C.

Ada Cole Bittenbender, a leader in the woman suffrage and temperance movements, was also one of Nebraska's first woman lawyers and only the third woman admitted to ...

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