Monthly Archives: August 2014

Omaha Proclaims Lindbergh Day to Welcome Aviation Hero

Following his historic trans-Atlantic flight in May of 1927, Charles Lindbergh made a three-month goodwill tour of the United States to promote aviation. Sponsored by Long Islander Harry Guggenheim, the trip took America’s newest hero and his plane, the Spirit … Continue reading

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Nebraska History Museum-on-the-Move Offers Programs Around Town

The Nebraska History Museum may be closing (on September 1) for renovation, but there are plenty of ways for you and your families to experience the great educational opportunities the Museum has to offer through its new Museum on the … Continue reading

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Winter Quarters Monument and commemoration

During the winters of 1846-47 and 1847-48, more than six hundred members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died in their encampment, called Winter Quarters, on the banks of the Missouri River near Omaha’s present-day Florence neighborhood. … Continue reading

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The Telegraph Arrives in Brownville

The most thrilling event of the summer of 1860 for the residents of Brownville, Nebraska Territory, was the completion of a telegraph line from St. Joseph, Missouri, to their town and the transmission of the first telegrams over the wires. … Continue reading

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Pawnees in Sweden – the Long Journey of White Fox

Why would three Pawnee men travel to Sweden in the 1870s? And why, when one of the men died, was his body not returned to his family? In the Summer 2014 issue of Nebraska History, Dan Jibréus of the Karolinska … Continue reading

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Mr. Bryan’s Place in the Sun

August 12, 1908, dawned clear in Lincoln, William Jennings Bryan’s hometown. Flags and bunting draped the buildings, and crowds soon filled the streets. It was Notification Day, and Bryan would receive official confirmation that, for the third time, he was … Continue reading

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The NSHS gives back

As we are all painfully aware, a number of communities across Nebraska were devastated this season by catastrophic tornadoes, most notably Pilger and Beaver Crossing. In the aftermath of these terrible misfortunes, Nebraskans joined together in order to provide support … Continue reading

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Thayer County’s Fair at Deshler Began in 1913

“The Thayer County Agricultural society was organized in Deshler last week,” said the Omaha Bee on August 11, 1913, “and the necessary papers filed with the county clerk.” The first county fair sponsored by the society was planned for September … Continue reading

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