Monthly Archives: April 2017

Marker Monday: Antioch Potash Boom-Town

Welcome to Marker Monday! Each Monday we will feature one of Nebraska’s hundreds of historical markers. Location Rural Nebraska 2, Ellsworth, Sheridan County, Nebraska View this marker’s location 42.069229, -102.5949 Marker Text For a few years, the Antioch vicinity was … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: The Ruins along Highway 2

 By: David Bristow Highway 2 through the Sandhills is one of Nebraska’s most scenic drives. Deep in the Sandhills lakes country, near the tiny town of Antioch, stand desolate, oddly-shaped concrete ruins visible from the highway—as if Antioch had once … Continue reading

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Timeline Tuesday: Easter Cards

The history of modern greeting cards began in 1843 in England with the design of the first Christmas card. Easter cards were introduced somewhat later, but by 1887 Omahans had a wide variety of “these pretty souvenirs of the season” … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Village of Harrison

Welcome to Marker Monday! Each Monday we will feature one of Nebraska’s hundreds of historical markers.  Location 260-410 5th St, Harrison, Sioux County, Nebraska View this marker’s location 42.691228, -103.8810 Marker Text A railroad camp named Summit (elev. 4876 ft.) … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Gasohol – The First Time Around

This photograph, from the MacDonald Studio of Lincoln and now in the collection of the Nebraska State Historical Society, shows cars belonging to Nebraska Governor Charles W. Bryan (left) and the Merrick County sheriff at the Earl Coryell station, Fourteenth … Continue reading

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Timeline Tuesday:The Davey Ghost

   Tales of the supernatural are part of the lore of many Nebraska communities and occasionally surface in local newspapers. The Omaha Daily Bee on January 21, 1890, reported recent sightings of “A Nebraska Spook Which Runs Threshing Machines at … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Republican Pawnee Village

Welcome to Marker Monday! Each Monday we will feature one of Nebraska’s hundreds of historical markers.  Location State St, Guide Rock, Webster County, Nebraska View this marker’s location 40.074929, -98.33088 Marker Text Near here was a large permanent village of … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Hiram P. Bennet and Nebraska’s First Territorial Legislature

Nebraska’s first territorial legislature, convened in 1855 in Omaha, was a reflection of the restless and impermanent population then in the sparsely settled territory. Some of those elected had never been residents, and most of the rest were transient. Hiram P. Bennet, … Continue reading

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Timeline Tuesday: Brainerd and Furnas at the Fair

In 1926 journalist and Nebraska press historian Henry Allen Brainerd (1857-1940) recalled his attendance at the Nebraska State Fair in 1886 or 1887 when it was held at Lincoln. Brainerd, a native of Boston, had come to Nebraska in the … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Ainsworth Army Air Field

Welcome to Marker Monday! Each Monday we will feature one of Nebraska’s hundreds of historical markers.    Location U.S. 20, Johnstown, Brown County, Nebraska View this marker’s location 42.560395, -100.0034 Marker Text Ainsworth Army Air Field, completed on November 30, … Continue reading

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