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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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Searching for Prairie Gems

Compiled cookbooks, filled with recipes contributed by local cooks, have long been printed in Nebraska. These cookbooks present a fascinating look at what people cooked ...

The Search for Better Babies

"If better live stock, why not better babies?" asked a member of the Grange in the pages of the Farm Journal (Philadelphia) in December of 1913. It was a natural ...

Sawyer’s Timeline

Andrew J. Sawyer's Lincoln the Capitol City and Lancaster County, Nebraska, published in 1916, included a section entitled "Brief Happenings in Lancaster County ...

Saving the State’s Money

An official review of Nebraska state expenditures in early 1908 uncovered several questionable purchases. The Nebraska State Journal on January 28, 1908, noted that the ...

Save the Buffalo

Some Nebraskans were aware of the values of wildlife conservation years before effective measures were enacted into law. The Daily Nebraska State Journal of Lincoln ...

Save Our Youth–Grow Watermelon

As you plan to plant your garden, don't forget to include some room for watermelon. You'll not only be rewarded with luscious fruit that's the perfect antidote to ...

Santa Fe Trail

French merchants operating along the Mississippi River in the 1730s felt sure they could make a profit if only a trade route could be opened to the Spanish provincial ...

Santa Claus

By 1900 many department stores across America featured a live Santa Claus during the holiday season. Children typically sat on his lap and whispered their Christmas ...

Sandhills, Hawley’s Proposed Reclamation of

Conservation and prison reform were combined in a proposal by R. A. Hawley for the reclamation of the Sandhills of Nebraska in 1893. Hawley believed it feasible to plant ...

Sand Hills Memories

Life in Nebraska's Sand Hills was, and continues to be, a challenge. Mrs. Lulu Kortz Hudson shared these memories of her life in "the greatest sand dune area in the ...

Salutatory A. M. Church and the Stuart Ledger

The first issue of a newspaper bearing the name of a new editor frequently carried his written introduction to the public. Editor A. M. Church introduced himself on ...

Salt Creek Basin

Edward Manley, a Chicago educator, was the son of Samuel Manley, one of the five men that composed the faculty of the University of Nebraska when classes first began in ...

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History Nebraska
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