Monthly Archives: April 2013

Nebraska’s Semicentennial Arbor Day (2013)

Arbor Day parade float at Nebraska City in 1917. The bust at the front of the float depicts J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day. NSHS RG2991-2-3 (above). Nebraskans celebrated the semicentennial of the state’s admission into the Union in … Continue reading

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The Missouri River Flood of 1881

Missouri River flooding at Omaha in 1881, NSHS RG2341-898 (right). Snowfall in the winter of 1880-81 was unusually heavy, not only in Nebraska but in the states to the east, with the first snow falling during the last week in … Continue reading

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Nebraska History: Bringing you fascinating state stories for 95 years!

Nebraska History’s original 1918 banner (above). The first known print reference to what is now known as the Nebraska History magazine appeared in The Dakota County Herald, October 19, 1916: A magazine to be called “Nebraska History and Pioneer Days,” … Continue reading

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100 Years of the Federal Income Tax

U.S. Senator Norris Brown of Nebraska. NSHS RG2411-668-b (left). As April 15 approaches, American taxpayers may note that this year marks the100th anniversary of the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution empowering Congress to impose a federal … Continue reading

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Nebraska’s Gold, the Goldenrod

This souvenir postcard featuring Nebraska’s state flower is postmarked July 17, 1910, NSHS 11055-2966 (above). April 4 marks the anniversary of the designation of the goldenrod as Nebraska’s state flower in 1895. A legislative resolution giving the state a floral … Continue reading

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