Chimney Rock

Flashback Friday: New Photos of 1890s Irrigation and Pioneer Life in the North Platte Valley Reveal New Insights

The right portion of this house shows a remnant of an earlier, lower gable, indicating that the house was originally built with a low roof (like the house in the left background in the previous photo). With its additions, awning, and partial new roof, the tidy sod house is the picture of prosperity.

 

Nebraska Nicknames

Cartoon depicting Lincoln sportswriter “Cy” Sherman reflecting on Nebraska nicknames. The cartoon was drawn by George Hartman and appeared in the 1939 Almanac for Nebraskans published by the Federal Writers Project of the WPA. NSHS Museum Collections 7294-7017

 

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