Monthly Archives: September 2012

Shoeing Omaha: “Attirement of Their Feet” in 1888

This advertisement (Left) for A. D. Morse’s Retail Shoe Store appeared in the Excelsior Family Directory of Omaha, 1890-91 (Omaha: Chase and Eddy). Browsing through the advertisements in early Nebraska newspapers reveals that our grandparents and great-grandparents had a choice … Continue reading

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Morton and Wilson, Nebraska Territory’s Ghost Counties

J. Sterling Morton, for whom Morton County was named, about 1859. NSHS RG1013.PH1-6 Today many Nebraskans live in counties known by different names than they were during Nebraska’s territorial years. The first eight counties in the state were Douglas, Cass, … Continue reading

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The Search for Better Babies

Third premium ribbon from a Better Babies contest at the 1940 Nebraska State Fair. NSHS 13161-9 “If better live stock, why not better babies?” asked a member of the Grange in the pages of Philadelphia’s Farm Journal in December of … Continue reading

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