Monthly Archives: March 2013

Sweet Treats at Easter

This Easter postcard is from Nebraska State Historical Society collections. NSHS 9857566 (above). What is Easter without eggs, if not the genuine article, then at least egg-shaped candy? By the early twentieth century, the use of the modern chocolate-making process and … Continue reading

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Nebraska Roundups in the 1870s

Lee Brothers Ranch at Brownlee, Cherry County, in 1900. RG2608-1837 (left). By the mid-1870s Nebraska’s open-range cattle industry, centered in the western Platte Valley and the Panhandle, was experiencing growing pains. Concerns included introduction of Texas cattle to supply the … Continue reading

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Nebraska’s Honey Creek Coal Mine

Miners at the Honey Creek Coal Mine, Tunnel No. 2, Peru, Nebraska NSHS RG2304.PH8-58 (right). Many of the early searches for coal in Nebraska were prompted by the settlers’ pressing need for fuel, but they also realized that a supply … Continue reading

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Ashland, the First Saunders County Seat

First Saunders County Courthouse, built at Ashland in 1870. NSHS RG1121.PH8-28 (above). An unusual feature of the boundary of Nebraska’s Saunders County is Ashland Precinct, which forms a wedge on the southeast corner, projecting down between Lancaster County on the … Continue reading

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This Easter postcard is from Nebraska State Historical Society collections. NSHS 9857566 (above). What is Easter without eggs, if not the genuine article, then at least egg-shaped candy? By the early twentieth century, the use of the modern chocolate-making process and … Continue reading

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The Unicameral’s Unwritten Rules

Policy-making has always been a delicate business with a lot of formal rules that must be followed. But as Nebraska State Senator Bill Avery explains in the Spring 2013 issue of Nebraska History, there is an equally important set of … Continue reading

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