Monthly Archives: October 2010

A Window into Abraham Lincoln’s Funeral Car

Source: Mrs. Ethel Carleton If you had to guess the history of this object, what would you think? Perhaps an old, well-used picture frame?  Actually it’s original purpose was a window frame, and it’s part of a much bigger story. This window … Continue reading

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Gaining and Losing: James C. Dahlman and William Howard Taft

Mayor James “Cowboy Jim” Dahlman of Omaha James C. Dahlman, the colorful “perpetual mayor of Omaha,” made a jovial offer to President William Howard Taft prior to Taft’s brief visit to Omaha in September of 1909. Mayor Dahlman, said the … Continue reading

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We Love Quilts! Part 3

Looking in to the exhibit “Beauty in Hard Times: Depression Era Quilts in Nebraska” Back in March I blogged about the opening of a new quilt exhibit called Beauty in Hard Times:  Depression Era Quilts in Nebraska.  I mentioned that this exhibit will run … Continue reading

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Cherry County Divided?

One factor behind a proposed division of Cherry County in 1911 was the distance of isolated ranches, such as that of Charles S. Hoyt (above) near Pullman, from the county seat at Valentine. NSHS RG2608-3297 In 1911 a proposal before … Continue reading

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