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Marker Monday: Pawnee Woman’s Grave

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: Park Ave, Indianola, Red Willow County, Nebraska;  40.234899, -100.4224 … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Logan Fontenelle

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: Front St., Petersburg, Boone County, Nebraska; 41.855964, -98.08386 Marker … Continue reading

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Buffalo Bones Once Plentiful on Nebraska Prairie

The slaughter of the buffalo left the prairie marked by millions of tons of their bones, the skeletal remains of an entire species. Settlers wanting to augment their meager cash incomes sometimes collected and sold these bones, which were usually … Continue reading

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Monarch’s Sad Fate

The sad end of a retired member of Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West was announced by the Omaha Daily Bee on December 5, 1906. However, the article, headlined “Death Warrant for Monarch,” referred not to a human, but to an … Continue reading

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Buffalo Hunt at Niagara Falls

Capturing and shipping buffalo to Niagara Falls was no small task. NSHS RG3211-74 (above) James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok, billed as “the most celebrated Scout and Hunter of the Plains,” began his brief career in show business in 1872 at … Continue reading

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Save the Buffalo

A herd of buffalo on the Plains in western Kansas. From Frank A. Root and William E. Connelley, The Overland Stage to California (Topeka, 1901) (left). The extermination of the buffalo on the Plains occurred largely between 1870 and 1885, … Continue reading

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