Monthly Archives: October 2012

More from the Corner Drugstore

We’re always pleased when readers can provide more information about the photos we post. In response to a recent post, “The Corner Drugstore, 1934,” we received this comment: Dr. Geo. Strassler says: October 24, 2012 at 10:04 am SW corner … Continue reading

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Emory Wyman and Compulsory Voting Posted on October 26, 2012 by pgaster After Shelton resident Emory Wyman (1834-1929) was elected to the Nebraska House of Representatives in 1898, he wasted no time in introducing a bill on compulsory voting in … Continue reading

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The Corner Drugstore, 1934

One of the joys of the extensive NSHS photo collection is the inevitability of stumbling upon interesting photos that have nothing to do with what you’re actually looking for. (This is one reason we have a blog.) Here’s a scene … Continue reading

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Who Can Grow the Biggest Pumpkin?

Custer County Fair display at Broken Bow in 1886. NSHS RG2608-2964 (above). Nothing says gardening success like a giant pumpkin. Displays of oversized tomatoes, potatoes, turnips, and other vegetables were once the central feature of state and county fairs. No … Continue reading

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A Pan of Fudge

NSHS RG2266-4 (above) Six girls and their bemused-looking chaperone posed for this photograph in a pennant-bedecked room, possibly at York College, York, Nebraska, in about 1910. Many food historians trace the origins of fudge to the dormitories of Ivy League … Continue reading

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A Nebraska Land Lottery

Land registration at Broken Bow, held October 13-25, 1913. NSHS RG3335.PH4-56 The desire to own land and the availability of cheap land were important factors in the settlement of the West. U.S. government land laws in Nebraska between 1854 and … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons Why Women Don’t Want the Right to Vote

With the election less than a month away, now is a good time to look back at arguments made against woman suffrage in Nebraska. NSHS RG2669-14 (at left). The following was published by the Nebraska Association Opposed to Women Suffrage, … Continue reading

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A Birdman at the Fair

Charles F. Walsh and his plane at Chadron, September 13, 1911. NSHS RG3340.PH3-49 The star attraction of the 1911 Dawes County Fair in Chadron, held September 12-15, was the twice-daily exhibition flights by barnstormer Charles F. Walsh (1877-1912)., a native … Continue reading

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From October through December, the Nebraska History Museum in Lincoln is featuring items from the Elkhorn Valley Museum and Research Center in Norfolk. The Elkhorn Valley Museum features many exhibits that illustrate the history of the Elkhorn Valley and the … Continue reading

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