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Location:  Nebraska Highway 41, north of Milligan, Fillmore County, Nebraska; 40.510226, -97.38521

Hall County Courthouse from Johnsons History of Nebraska 1880

"Our work is done," wrote Harrison Johnson (1822-1885) as he concluded his History of Nebraska, published in 1880. "The volume is completed, and only awaits the Introduction.

A recently occupied and well preserved sod house

Can you imagine living in a sod house—not as a pioneer, but as a modern person? Some people do, and some e pioneer-era soddies survive as modern dwellings.

A recently occupied and well preserved sod house

A recently occupied and well preserved sod house. Photo courtesy by Diane Laffin.

 

Welcome back to Marker Monday! Each Monday we will feature one of Nebraska's hundreds of historical markers. If you'd like to see a specific marker featured, send an email to jill.dolberg@nebraska.gov.

The Coryells at Thanksgiving, 1948. NSHS RG2183-1948-112-6-1

 

The Harvey Andrews family of Custer County at the grave of their son, Willie, in 1887. The marker includes a sleeping lamb motif typical of Victorian-era symbolism. NSHS RG2608.PH-2360a

 

More information on Doris Royal's campaign can be found in the 2015 summer issue of Nebraska History.

Last Friday was the Nebraska State Historical Society's 137th Annual Meeting and its annual award luncheon. We were thrilled to celebrate the year with a packed room of lovers, makers, and preservers of history. For those who weren't able to join us, enjoy this rundown of all the winners (and photographs taken by NSHS Trustee Jose Garcia): The Robert W.

During the 1860s, Nebraska City was a major depot for freighting across the plains by both individuals and large companies. NSHS RG2294-37

 

Col. Robert R. Livingston of Plattsmouth, who commanded the First Nebraska Regiment in 1863-64, also participated in the regiment’s “traveling” Masonic Lodge. NSHS RG3323-1-2

 

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