Marriage License

Timeline Tuesday: Human Nature at the Marriage License Bureau

"No other department in the court house offers such an excellent field for the study of human nature as the marriage license bureau," wrote an observant Omaha Daily Bee reporter on January 10, 1900, "and the man who issues the permits to wed has opportunity to observe the grave, the gay, the poor, the rich, the cultured, the uncouth, and, in fact, every type of humanity." The reporter's observations are of particular interest during June, a month traditional for weddings.

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