Monthly Archives: March 2017

Marker Monday: Alliance Army Air Field

Welcome to Marker Monday! Each Monday we will feature one of Nebraska’s hundreds of historical markers.  Location Perkins Rd, Rural, Alliance County, Nebraska View this marker’s location 42.091251, -102.8180 Marker Text In the spring of 1942 the U.S. Army selected … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Day in the Life of Downtown Omaha

By: David Bristow For many years, Sixteenth Street was downtown Omaha’s main street. Tenth Street and the riverfront have become more prominent in recent years. (The riverfront used to be an industrial zone, as shown in this 1934 photo.) In … Continue reading

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Nebraska History Spring Issue: Part 3 1917-1966

In the latest edition of Nebraska History we are highlighting Nebraska’s history in 150 photos in four parts. In the blog we will be previewing each part, along with adding an interesting photo and caption from each section. Part 3: … Continue reading

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Timeline Tuesday: Campaign Buttons of 1896

Although the hobby of collecting political memorabilia is probably as old as politics, the political campaign button first became important in the presidential election of 1896. This contest, in which Republican William McKinley defeated Democrat William Jennings Bryan, spawned a … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: The Neligh Mills

Welcome to Marker Monday! Each Monday we will feature one of Nebraska’s hundreds of historical markers.  Location E 2nd St, Neligh, Antelope County, Nebraska View this marker’s location 42.126537, -98.03115 Marker Text The Neligh Mills, built from locally fired brick … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Frederick Douglass’s Nebraska Sister

 By: David Bristow Frederick Douglass is remembered for his escape from slavery and for his speeches and autobiographies through which he advocated passionately for freedom and civil rights. But he wasn’t associated with Nebraska history… until a few years ago. … Continue reading

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Nebraska History Spring Issue: Part 2 1867-1916

In the latest edition of Nebraska History we are highlighting Nebraska’s history in 150 photos in four parts. In the blog we will be previewing each part, along with adding an interesting photo and caption from each section. Part 2: … Continue reading

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Timeline Tuesday: Bedbugs

The current resurgence of bedbugs in the United States has brought the little pests once again into the limelight after decades of obscurity. Our pioneer ancestors, however, were well acquainted with bedbugs, as revealed by contemporary diaries, books, and newspapers. … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Crystal Lake

Welcome to Marker Monday! Each Monday we will feature one of Nebraska’s hundreds of historical markers.  Location 10283-10799 S Crystal Lake Ave, Ayr, Adams County, Nebraska View this marker’s location 40.456191, -98.4412 Marker Text In 1893 the Crystal Ice Company dammed … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Miles, Mules, and Men: The Forgotten Front of the Civil War

By: David Bristow Imagine your car. Now consider the amount of gas that it requires to keep it running. Picture that your car is in the middle of rural, untamed Nebraska: there are no gas stations for miles. Multiply your … Continue reading

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