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McIntyre, Lydia

When Lydia McIntyre died in Omaha, on January 2, 1937, at the age of sixty-three, she was well known to many of the city's residents. Although not prominent in any field ...

McBride at Fort Kearny

Fort Kearny, established in 1848, served as a way station, sentinel post, supply depot, and message center for forty-niners bound for California and homeseekers ...

May, Foster

Foster May (1905-52) was an aggressive, controversial, and colorful figure in Nebraska radio and politics during the 1930s and early 1940s. An informal summary of his ...

Will M. Maupin’s Nebraska Tall Tale

This "Exaggeration" postcard boasted of Nebraska cabbages The career of Nebraska newspaperman Will M. Maupin (1863-1948) lasted for more than sixty years and included ...

Matrimonial Event

"One of the most remarkable and sensational matrimonial events in the history of Omaha occurred about five o'clock yesterday afternoon at the office of Justice Hart," ...

Married in a Cemetery

During a month noted for weddings, it may be of interest to recall a romantic story circulated more than 120 years ago about the unusual wedding of a Nebraskan and a New ...

Marriage in Hard Times

"The year 1932, now fast drawing to its close, may have seen a lot of big events go down in the history of the world," said the Kearney Daily Hub on December 31, 1932. ...

Thomas J. Majors

Thomas J. Majors (1841-1932) of Nemaha County was a pioneer soldier and farmer who served in the Nebraska territorial and state legislatures; in Congress; and as ...

Major North’s Blizzard

  Minnie Freeman Penney was a young schoolteacher who during the blizzard of 1888 led her pupils from their Valley County school to the shelter of a neighboring ...

Mail for the Little Blue

Mail service was a matter of vital importance to frontier Nebraskans, especially to those who depended on the mails for their livelihood. Mark J. Kelley, editor of ...

Maher, John G.

John G. Maher was once prominent in Nebraska's newspaper, business, and political circles. He volunteered in the Spanish-American War and played a role in Nebraska's ...

Man-powered Paddle Boats on the Missouri

In 1824 Congress authorized a military expedition to the upper Missouri River. Its purpose was to sign peace treaties with the Indian tribes living along the river to ...

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