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What We Found

Omaha’s Lillie Williams became a professional bicycle racer in 1889

Starting in the high-wheel bicycle era, Lillie Williams of Omaha became a multi-sport professional athlete at a time when women’s sports were widely regarded as improper ...

Found at an Estate Sale: A Trophy from the Year Nebraska Banned Girls’ Basketball Tournaments

By David L. Bristow, Editor   Jim Brogden was browsing an estate sale in Acworth, Georgia, when he noticed this beautiful trophy. It tells a story not only of ...

For career woman in 1930, “home’s still home”

  "I honestly believe there is no sound reason why women should not be in business," Miss Loretta Larsen told the Omaha Bee-News in 1930. Larsen appeared in ...

When the women of Wahoo’s JFK College took on the Chinese national basketball team, 1973

  By David L. Bristow May 24, 2023 Fifty years ago the women’s basketball team of tiny John F. Kennedy College in Wahoo traveled to China for a series ...

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