Monthly Archives: October 2015

Victorian Symbolism for Death

One way that historians study social history is by looking at the way people deal with commonplace happenings in their lives. For example, no one can escape dying. Attitudes and customs relating to death and dying tell a lot about … Continue reading

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Welcome to Marker Mondays!

In honor of Nebraska’s historical markers, the NSHS blog is instituting Marker Mondays. Each monday, we will feature one of our state’s historical markers, providing information on its text, location, and reason for its placement.  But first… Where did all … Continue reading

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From the Kitchen Table to Congress: Doris Royal’s Tax Campaign

“Do you realize I haven’t contributed a dime to this farm today according to the IRS?” Doris Royal told her husband after a twelve-hour day pitching hay and feeding cattle. Starting in 1975, Royal launched a prolonged, but ultimately successful … Continue reading

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NSHS Awards 2015

Last Friday was the Nebraska State Historical Society’s 137th Annual Meeting and its annual award luncheon. We were thrilled to celebrate the year with a packed room of lovers, makers, and preservers of history. For those who weren’t able to join … Continue reading

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The Long Journey of Dan Jibreus

Last year this blog featured a post that discussed a Nebrsaka History article, “The Long Journey of White Fox.” The article tells the story of three Pawnee men who visited Sweden in the 1870s and what happened after one of the men … Continue reading

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Free Speech and Temperance: Rosewater vs. Gougar

A wave of temperance feeling during the late 1880s (promoted by “dry” societies, churches, and the Prohibition Party) culminated in Nebraska in 1890 with a popular vote on a prohibition amendment to the state constitution. For many months leading up … Continue reading

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