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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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Missionaries to the Pawnee

The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions had first tried to minister to the Pawnee in 1834. After a dozen years of fruitless effort at a mission on the ...

George L. Miller, Reminiscences in 1905

Seward County historian W. W. Cox included reminiscences from pioneer Nebraskans in his classic history of Seward County, published in 1905. George L. Miller, physician ...

Miller, George L.

Dr. George L. Miller (1830-1920), founder of the Omaha Daily Herald, which later became part of the Omaha World-Herald, arrived in Omaha in 1854, the year Nebraska ...

Millard Hotel Fire

The Mid-West Hotel Reporter (Omaha), of February 10, 1933, included a report, written shortly after the event, of the burning of Omaha's historic Millard Hotel. "With ...

A Midsummer Christmas Eve

The Christmas of 1889 in Omaha was memorable chiefly for the record high temperatures recorded there. The Omaha Daily Bee on December 25, under the headline "Mid-Summer ...

Midland Pacific Railroad

Construction of the Midland Pacific Railroad, now a part of the Burlington system, was an attempt by Nebraska City to exploit the rich resources of the state's interior. ...


Meteors ("falling stars") are objects that pass through the atmosphere, leaving a trail of light. A falling star that hits earth becomes a meteorite, usually composed of ...

Metcalfe, Richard

Richard L. Metcalfe, Nebraska newspaperman, politician, and businessman, was a close associate of William Jennings Bryan and worked with Bryan on both the Omaha ...

Memorial Stadium

Memorial Stadium on the University of Nebraska campus in Lincoln commemorates the service men and women of World War I. It was constructed without state funding and was ...

Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day observances have long included parades in large and small Nebraska towns. Frisby L. Rasp, a young commercial business student studying at the Omaha Business ...

Melbourne, the Rainmaker

Frank Melbourne was one of the best known of a small group of rainmakers active in the Great Plains during the early 1890s. A native of Australia, he came west from Ohio ...

Meat Inspection

The recent emergence of mad cow disease in the United States has focused public attention on the country's meat inspection laws. Omaha's meat inspection ordinance in ...

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