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Marker Monday: Ak-Sar-Ben Field and the U.S. Air Mail

Welcome to Marker Monday! Each Monday we will feature one of Nebraska’s hundreds of historical markers. Location Parking Garage, S 67th St, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska View this marker’s location 41.241576, -96.01588 View a map of all Nebraska historical markers, … Continue reading

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Timeline Tuesday: Friday the Thirteenth Superstitions

January 13 in 2017 falls on a Friday, offering an opportunity to examine a superstition that still lingers. “At first glance, Friday the thirteenth, seemed much like any other day,” said the Kearney Daily Hub on Friday, January 13, 1922, … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: The Savidge Brothers, Aviation Pioneers

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 299 S Spruce St, Ewing, Holt County, Nebraska View … Continue reading

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Real Nebraska Stories: Wings Over Nebraska

Now that all of our book titles are available at Amazon Prime, we’re highlighting a book a day to let you know about all the great Real Nebraska Stories that we offer. Buy your copies here – https://www.amazon.com/Wings-over-Nebraska-Vince-Goeres/dp/0933307314 Wings Over … Continue reading

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Timeline Tuesday: Burwell, Nebraska, Flying Machines, 1912 and 1964

 Welcome to our weekly series, “Timeline Tuesday.” Every Tuesday, we’ll post a brief Nebraska history story. The late NSHS historian and Nebraska History Associate Editor Jim Potter authored these columns, which are also printed in newspapers around the state. In … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Two B-24 Liberators Crash Near Milligan, 1943

Welcome back 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 amanda.chait@nebraska.gov. Location:  Nebraska Highway 41, north of Milligan, Fillmore County, … Continue reading

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Omaha Proclaims Lindbergh Day to Welcome Aviation Hero

Following his historic trans-Atlantic flight in May of 1927, Charles Lindbergh made a three-month goodwill tour of the United States to promote aviation. Sponsored by Long Islander Harry Guggenheim, the trip took America’s newest hero and his plane, the Spirit … Continue reading

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A Birdman at the Fair

Charles F. Walsh and his plane at Chadron, September 13, 1911. NSHS RG3340.PH3-49 The star attraction of the 1911 Dawes County Fair in Chadron, held September 12-15, was the twice-daily exhibition flights by barnstormer Charles F. Walsh (1877-1912)., a native … Continue reading

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1924 Airmail Pilot J. James Duffy

  This jacket (above) was worn by J. James Duffy, who worked as a U.S. Airmail pilot in 1924. Duffy had the insignia on the back repainted, as the original wings had worn away. The map below shows Duffy’s route from … Continue reading

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