Monthly Archives: October 2013

Love it? Pin it! Link it! Tweet it!

We have added a new feature to the NHSH Photograph and Artifact Online Database. As you search through the thousands of available images, you can now share links to your favorite photographs and artifacts to Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. New images … Continue reading

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Nebraska Cowboys of the Open Range

The American cowboy has come to symbolize bravery, justice, and the nostalgic freedom of the Wild West. But real cowboys didn’t spend all their time fighting bandits and riding into the sunset like movie heroes. What did real Nebraska cowboys … Continue reading

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“Women, High Living, and Diamonds” for Omaha’s Bartenders

Omaha in 1886 boasted about 150 saloons manned by a host of bartenders who ministered to the city’s thirst for beer and hard liquor. The Omaha Bee on September 26, 1886, noted the “many things, interesting and curious, that might … Continue reading

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Scopes Wasn’t the First: Nebraska’s 1924 Anti-Evolution Trial

“Darwin and Genesis fought out a battle in District Judge Broady’s court in Lincoln,” reported the Fremont Tribune on October 22, 1924 — eighty-nine years ago today — “and . . . Genesis lost and Darwin won.” Nebraska had its own … Continue reading

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Did Ed Creighton loan $100,000 to Brigham Young?

Having $100,000 in 1874 was the same as being a multimillionaire today. Few people ever amassed so much money, and fewer still were rich enough to make a loan of that size. In the Fall 2013 issue of Nebraska History, author … Continue reading

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Buddy the Dog, Heir to the Estate

Mary Ellen Voorhees of Omaha didn’t leave her dog everything in her will, but she did provide a $1,000 legacy to ensure his continued care. In 1930 that was lot of money. According to the Omaha World-Herald (May 21, 1930), … Continue reading

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The NSHS Blog is Back!

We’re back, after a long absence caused by the demise of our old blog server. We’ve learned our lesson: the blog is cloud-based this time, no longer vulnerable to the failure of a single server. For reasons too dull to … Continue reading

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