Monthly Archives: March 2017

Flashback Friday: A 1930s Medical Romance

By: David Bristow Medical student Joe Holoubek was dismayed the first time he saw a “hen medic” in a class at Mayo Clinic in 1937. But he got over his prejudice against women doctors and ended up marrying Alice Baker. … Continue reading

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Nebraska History Spring Issue: Part 4 1967-Present

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 4: … Continue reading

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Timeline Tuesday: April Fools in Omaha in 1886

“Yesterday there were numerous pranks played in observance of April Fool day,” said the Omaha Daily Bee on April 2, 1886, “but most of them were such as have been repeated year after year since jokes were first known.” These … Continue reading

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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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