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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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Mysterious Man in Red

Today's tabloids are no more flamboyant and sensational in tone than much of the nineteenth century press. For example, the Omaha Daily Bee, edited by Edward Rosewater, ...

My Dear Cousin Hans

Before the telephone made it easy for Nebraskans to reach out and touch someone, letterwriting provided a vital link between family members and friends. Good news and ...

Murder at the Lincoln Hotel: The Irvine-Montgomery Case

The trial of William H. Irvine for the murder of Charles E. Montgomery in October of 1892 in Lancaster County District Court captured statewide (and national) attention. ...

Mrs. Stanton Speaks

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, an ardent and articulate supporter of rights for women, campaigned tirelessly for women's suffrage. In June of 1871 she addressed "an ...

Moving the Courthouse

Virtually every county in Nebraska has had a county seat fight. In Box Butte County Nonpareil was designated the first county seat after the county was formed in 1886, ...

Motion Pictures

In the spring of 1916 the Omaha World-Herald commemorated its move from 1412 Farnam Street to 216 South Fifteenth Street with a number of special events, including a ...

Mothers Day in 1909

In the United States the celebration of the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day dates to efforts by Anna Jarvis to establish such a day honoring her own and other ...

Mosher, C. W., and the Capital National Bank

The failure of the Capital National Bank of Lincoln in January of 1893 occurred during a low point in Nebraska's business and political life. Legislative investigating ...

Mosby in Nebraska: “These Fences Must Come Down!”

John S. Mosby (1833-1916), the "Gray Ghost," commanded a Confederate cavalry unit during the Civil War. After the war he served as U.S. consul to Hong Kong (1878-1885) ...

Morton’s The Conservative

The first issue of The Conservative, "A Weekly Journal Devoted to the Discussion of Political, Economic and Sociological Questions," was issued from the new office of ...

Morton’s Praise of Corn

While serving as U.S. secretary of Agriculture under President Grover Cleveland, a position to which he had been appointed in early 1893, J. Sterling Morton never forgot ...

Morton’s College Years

J. Sterling Morton, the founder of Arbor Day, spent his college years at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where his record was not entirely unblemished. James C. ...

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