Tag Archives: Lincoln

Flashback Friday: Lincoln’s 1963 Sky Park Manor had “thrilling tingle of excitement”and a fall out shelter

Enter a world where living is relaxed, unhurried, serene…a calm, gracious atmosphere which is not without a thrilling tingle of excitement for those who share in its luxurious appointments. – Sky Park Manor Apartments Brochure, circa. 1963 Once hailed as … Continue reading

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Wild Weather Wednesday: Lincoln Lightning Strike

Welcome to Wild Weather Wednesday. We’ll post a photo from our collections depicting an extreme weather event from Nebraska’s past. Lincoln has been having its own wild weather with torrential rainfall this past week, so we decided to post a … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: New Photographs Reveal Details about 19th Century Lincoln

Have you ever seen a couple of 1883 fire engines take up an entire downtown Lincoln street as they battle for high-pressure, watery glory in a firefighter’s tournament? Thanks to a new acquisition by the NSHS, now you can. The … Continue reading

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Do you have a Dodds “Pattern Book” House in Your Neighborhood?

CALL FOR PATTERN BOOK HOUSES Want to explore history in your community? May is National Historic Preservation Month, and there’s a contest encouraging people to build community and learn history that Lincoln and Omaha residents shouldn’t miss! Restoration Exchange Omaha … Continue reading

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Like Father, like Son: Dressing By the Numbers

The Coryells were a prominent Lincoln family with roots in Nemaha County. Perhaps some of you have visited Coryell Park near Brock, which the family created and opened to the public. Levi Leland Coryell Sr. and his son, Levi Leland … Continue reading

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Nebraska’s American Legion

The NSHS Library/Archives is being assisted this summer by graduate intern, Nina Herzog. Nina comes to us from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She is working with staff to organize various manuscript and photo collections and make them more … Continue reading

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Nebraska Prisoners “in the biting stage”

The prisoners called it a protest. The guards called it a riot. But on August 16, 1955, fires blazed and smoke billowed out of the Nebraska State Penitentiary…and the inmates’ activism could be called anything but quiet. In the Spring … Continue reading

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Shot Down Over the South China Sea: Recollections of WWII

It took luck, skill, friendly Filipinos, and contracting malaria for U.S. Navy Ensign John “Dugie” Doyle to survive World War II. In the Winter 2014 issue of Nebraska History, you can read Doyle’s recollections of the war as told to … Continue reading

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NSHS 136th Annual Awards Presentation

On Friday, October 17th the NSHS held its 136th Annual Members’ Meeting and Awards Presentation in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska. Following a brief meeting led by NSHS Board President Dee Adams, the Society honored a number of Nebraska’s prominent history makers … Continue reading

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The Prohibition Party’s 1920 Dream Ticket: W. J. Bryan and Billy Sunday

Prohibition was the law of the land by 1920, but the Prohibition Party was still uneasy. As the presidential campaign season got underway, they feared that neither a Republican nor a Democratic president could be trusted to vigorously enforce the … Continue reading

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