Monthly Archives: September 2016

Get a Piece of NSHS Archival Action with American Archives Month in October

October is American Archives Month. To celebrate, the archivists at Nebraska State Historical Society have planned an exciting month-long celebration. Discover new Nebraska history resources. Ask an Archivist, “What the heck is an archivist!?” Find tips to care for your … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday Encore: Happy Birthday to the Arcadia Township Library

October 2nd marks 99 years since the opening of the Arcadia Township Library in Valley County. The library was designed by the Lincoln firm of Fiske and Meginnis. It was built with funding provided by the Carnegie Corporation. Additional funds … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: The Curious Candidacy of Americus Liberator

By Gene Kopelson In 1968 Secretary of State Frank Marsh formally recognized the “Peace on Earth Party,” which held its first convention in Omaha.[1] Then Herbert F. Hoover, fourth cousin of the former president, stopped by Marsh’s office wanting to … Continue reading

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Wild Weather Wednesday: Niobrara, the Town That Moved Twice

Welcome to Wild Weather Wednesday. We’ll post a photo from our collections depicting an extreme weather event from Nebraska’s past. Niobrara in Knox County was established in the spring of 1857 along the Missouri River about a mile southeast of … Continue reading

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Timeline Tuesday: 1890s Business Women Challenged Fashion Standards

The invention of the typewriter changed the way American business and government prepared written materials. Jobs for “typewriters,” as operators of the new machine were first called, were soon created, and women were quick to apply for and fill them. … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: K-9 Training Area, Ft. Robinson

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. Location: U.S. 20, Harrison, Dawes County, Nebraska; view this marker’s … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Dog Soup Party

If you search our photo collection for the word “party,” you expect to find birthday parties, hunting parties, and even anniversary parties. Even the “mule party” (group of people traveling on mules) doesn’t really surprise you. But dog soup party? … Continue reading

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Wild Weather Wednesday: Yutan Tornado – March 23, 1913

Welcome to Wild Weather Wednesday. We’ll post a photo from our collections depicting an extreme weather event from Nebraska’s past.

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Timeline Tuesday: Lurking in every Coca Cola glass is an ‘evil principle’

Readers of The Nebraska Issue (Lincoln), official organ of the Anti-Saloon League in this state, were once counseled on avoiding alcohol and other drugs in their daily lives. The November 1907 number of the Issue included Dr. J. J. Ridge’s … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Sam Bass and the Big Springs Robbery

 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.Location Nebraska 25B, Big Springs, Deuel County, Nebraska; 41.059983, -102.0743 Marker … Continue reading

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