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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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Cather, Willa

The Nebraska State Journal celebrated its sixtieth anniversary with a July 24, 1927, special edition, which included reminiscences by former Journal staff members. ...

Willa Cather

Willa Cather is sometimes remembered by biographers as cantankerous and reclusive. While acknowledged to be accessible to close friends and family members, she was ...


One of the early encounters of Europeans with catfish in this area of the country is found in the journals of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Just north of an Omaha ...

Casting the Ballot

Nebraskans at the polls this November will mark standardized printed ballots. But this precise regularity of ballots has not always been the case. In Nebraska's early ...

Cass County Fair, 1861

The Cass County Agricultural Society held its sixth annual fair in the fall of 1861. The two-day fair was described by E. R. O. of Rock Bluff in a letter to Robert ...

Cartooning Rosewater

Victor Rosewater (1871-1940) succeeded his father, Edward, as managing editor of one of Nebraska's most influential Republican newspapers, the Omaha Bee, in 1895. Both ...

Carry Nation Tours Omaha

Carry A. Nation, famous as a Kansas "joint smasher" with her trademark hatchet, stopped in Omaha during her short lecture tour through Nebraska in early 1902. Chaperoned ...

Carry Nation Debated Woman Suffrage at Seward

Carry A. Nation's anti-saloon activities in Nebraska in December 1901 and early 1902 took her not only to Lincoln and Omaha but to a number of smaller towns, where she ...

Second State Capitol

The first Nebraska state capitol, built in Lincoln in 1868 and 1869, was replaced by a second less than twenty years later. Because the first capitol was built so ...

Capitol (First) of Nebraska

Nebraska's first state capitol building was completed in Lincoln by December l, 1868. In a reminiscence published by the Nebraska State Historical Society in 1902 in ...

Capital Removal

Newspapermen Samuel D. Cox and Arthur B. Hayes, the authors of History of the City of Lincoln, Nebraska, published in 1889, explained in the "Preface" to the book the ...

Camping Vacation

Camping has been popular with Nebraska vacationers for well over one hundred years. Rail transportation to mountains or other scenic spots enabled even those of modest ...

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