Monthly Archives: May 2016

Marker Monday: The Soldiers’ Monument

Welcome to Marker Monday! Each Monday we will feature one of Nebraska’s hundreds of historical markers. If you’d like to see a specific marker featured, send an email to kylie.kinley@nebraska.gov. In honor of Memorial Day, this week’s post is “The … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Fremont Man Visits All of Nebraska’s 500-plus Historical Markers

Butch Springgate is the grand champion of Nebraska’s biggest scavenger hunt. If you’ve driven on a Nebraska highway, you’ve even played it. But while you might have passed one or two of Nebraska’s historic markers or even stopped by a … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Ponca Trail of Tears – White Buffalo Girl

Welcome to Marker Monday! Each Monday we will feature one of Nebraska’s hundreds of historical markers. If you’d like to see a specific marker featured, send an email to kylie.kinley@nebraska.gov. With Memorial Day approaching, we remember the town of Neligh … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Barbara and Ralph Fox Photo Exhibit

Today we’re highlighting one of the new exhibits at the newly-renovated Nebraska History Museum. “American Dreams in the Cold War: Photos by Barbara and Ralph Fox” is dedicated entirely to the photography work of UNL alumni Barbara and Ralph Fox. … Continue reading

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Gov. Ricketts, Nebraskans Urge Nominations for Hall of Fame on Mari Sandoz’s Birthday

LINCOLN – On May 11, the 120th birthday of renowned Nebraska writer Mari Sandoz, the Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission and the Nebraska State Historical Society joined Governor Pete Ricketts to urge Nebraskans to submit nominations for the next member … Continue reading

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Bridges Sesquicentennial Photo Exhibit Winners Announced

Announcing winners of the Statewide Photography Call “Bridges: Sharing Our Past to Enrich the Future.”  Photos to be featured in a Bridges Sesquicentennial Photo Exhibit that will travel to six regions across Nebraska in 2017. The statewide call for photographs … Continue reading

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Marker Monday Encore: Omaha Central Students Restore Historical Markers

In the fall of 2015, several students approached Gary Groff, chair of the social studies department at Omaha Central High School, concerned about the deteriorated condition of the two historical markers on the school’s campus. One marker commemorating “Capitol Hill,” … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Willa Cather Memorial Prairie

Welcome to Marker Monday! Each Monday we will feature one of Nebraska’s hundreds of historical markers. If you’d like to see a specific marker featured, send an email to kylie.kinley@nebraska.gov. Interested in hiking this scenic prairie? The annual Willa Cather … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: How Hall County WWI Doughboys Communicated with the Home Front

“These are the days that try men’s souls over here,” wrote U.S. Army First Lieutenant Harold Prince from a trench in France during World War I. “The nights are generally quiet,” Prince explained to his family back in Grand Island, … Continue reading

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Reader Response to Hall County Doughboys article

We had a reader response to “The Best War I Ever Expect to Have: Hall County Doughboys’ Letters Home” by Daryl Webb, which ran in the Spring 2016 edition of Nebraska History.  Read Dr. Frank Edler of Lincoln, NE’s response … Continue reading

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