Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Unitarian Church of Lincoln

The Unitarian Church in Lincoln has a long and interesting history. The first meeting of the First Universalist Society of Lincoln was held on September 1, 1870. Charter members of the Society included W. W. Holmes, S. J. Tuttle, J. … Continue reading

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The Nebraska Highway Archeology Program—Rescuing Important Historical Information in the Path of Road Building Since 1959

Nebraska Archaeology Month (September) may be almost over, but archaeology knows no season!  What does archaeology have to do with highways? Are we digging up ruins of hold highways? Why would anyone do that? Highway archaeology is about identifying important archaeological … Continue reading

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Midwest Archives Conference Presidents’ Award

Has an individual or organization in your community done extraordinary work or given support for your archives? If so, consider nominating him or her for a Midwest Archives Conference (MAC) Presidents’ Award. The award has been established to recognize significant … Continue reading

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Did Nebraska’s James Iler Discover Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)? and Other Tales of Life and Death in Territorial Nebraska

In 1860 James Iler of Otoe County decided to take two wagonloads of goods to Denver. Freighting to the gold mining camps in present Colorado was then a mainstay of Nebraska Territory’s economy. Iler’s wife, Sarah, and his four small … Continue reading

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