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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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Nebraska Hall of Fame

The current Nebraska Hall of Fame was established in 1961 to officially recognize prominent Nebraskans. The Hall of Fame Commission, with members appointed by the ...

A Nebraska Guidebook

The Depression years of the 1930s were hard times for many Nebraskans. Yet it was also a time of hope and expanding horizons. Personal transportation, in the form of ...

Nebraska Firsts

Here are some Nebraska "firsts," according to Nebraska newspaper columnist Will M. Maupin who published this list in 1930. "The first railroad was laid by the Union ...

The Nebraska Farmer’s First Issue

The first issue of Robert W. Furnas's Nebraska Farmer was published in Brownville in October of 1859, eight years before Nebraska Territory became a state. Furnas (who ...

Nebraska Connections to the Battle of Bull Run, 1861

The first major battle of the Civil War was fought in northern Virginia about twenty-five miles southwest of Washington, D.C. on July 21, 1861. Both the Union and ...

Nebraska City’s Pontoon Bridge

Although Congress had chartered the Nebraska City Bridge Company in the early 1870s, by summer 1888 only the new Burlington Railroad bridge spanned the Missouri River ...

Nebraska City, 1866

Nebraska City in 1866 was a bustling center of freighting activity and westward immigration. Stella (surname unknown), in a letter written on January 28, 1866, from the ...

Nebraska City Fire, 1860

What was probably the most disastrous fire in Nebraska during territorial days occurred on the afternoon of Saturday, May 12, 1860, in Nebraska City. At about two ...

Nebraska City Directory, 1870

Publisher J. M. Wolfe's directory of Nebraska City in 1870 was described in Nebraska History in 1938 as a "'historical and commercial sketch of the city': a directory of ...

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