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Lincoln’s 1963 Sky Park Manor had “thrilling tingle of excitement” and fallout shelter

By Kylie Kinley This article first appeared in the January-February-March 2017 issue of Nebraska History News. Illustrations are from Sky Park's promotional ...

Farm Strike! The 1977 Tractorcade

On December 10, 1977, Lincoln experienced one of its worst traffic jams ever, as over a thousand tractors and farm trucks descended on the capital to send a message: ...

Grand Grocery, 1942

Color photography was still relatively rare and expensive in 1942 when photographer John Vachon stopped at the Grand Grocery at 1000 P Street in downtown Lincoln. ...

Holiday Wishes from 1948

The staff of the Varsity Theatre, located in 1948 at 143 North Thirteenth Street in Lincoln, wished the movie-going public a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in ...

The Impeachment of Nebraska’s First Governor: David Butler

By Breanna Fanta, Editorial Assistant Throughout Nebraska’s history, many figures were credited for shaping the state. Often they are recognized most for their ...

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