Monthly Archives: November 2014

For Your Enjoyment: Thanksgiving Foods from 1914

Did you ever wish you could step into a time machine and return to 1914, just one hundred years ago, to join the celebration of Thanksgiving? What might the holiday meal consist of? How easy would it be for a … Continue reading

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Frank James a Thanksgiving Star at Norfolk

Thanksgiving Day in Norfolk in 1904 was marked not only by religious services and family dinners, but by the “amusement feature of the day,” matinee and evening performances of Hal Reid’s melodrama The Fatal Scar. The star of the show … Continue reading

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Dr. Peabody Fought Omaha Cholera Outbreak in 1867

Cholera, characterized by severe diarrhea, vomiting, and dehydration, was the most dreaded disease of overland travelers in 1849 and the 1850s, and its possible recurrence was dreaded for decades afterward. Physician James H. Peabody, a former Civil War surgeon, helped … Continue reading

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The Nebraska State Capitol’s Roots in World War I

The Armistice marking the end of World War I was signed on November 11, 1918; Nebraska Governor Samuel R. McKelvie signed a bill in 1919 for the construction of a new State Capitol that could house state government and also … Continue reading

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Two Governors Welcome a President to Omaha

In 1891 President Benjamin Harrison visited Omaha on a return trip to Washington, D.C. from the Pacific Coast. Omaha’s Morning World-Herald on May 14 noted that thousands of people had turned out the day before to welcome him to the … Continue reading

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Fuller Automobiles Once Manufactured in Nebraska

Pioneer automobile maker Charles M. Fuller Jr. (1874-1940) built his first car in 1898 at the age of twenty-four in Angus, Nuckolls County, Nebraska. Today the town is gone. But for several years in the 1910s it was the home … Continue reading

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