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Marker Monday: Territorial Church, Dakota County

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. If anyone has a better photo than this one, we’d … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Preacher’s Sermon Book and Diary Includes Webster, Dawes Counties

The NSHS Archives collections contain a preacher’s sermon book and diary dating from 1907-1947. The Rev. John B. Williams held numerous pastorates during this time throughout Kansas and Nebraska. The sermon book shows that he preached at Junction City, Mayview, … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: The Role of Women in the Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska

On a spring evening in April 1873, a large crowd gathered in Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, a small frame building near the southeast corner of Eighteenth Street and Capitol Avenue in Omaha, Nebraska. They had come to witness a most unusual … Continue reading

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Scopes Wasn’t the First: Nebraska’s 1924 Anti-Evolution Trial

“Darwin and Genesis fought out a battle in District Judge Broady’s court in Lincoln,” reported the Fremont Tribune on October 22, 1924 — eighty-nine years ago today — “and . . . Genesis lost and Darwin won.” Nebraska had its own … Continue reading

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Did Ed Creighton loan $100,000 to Brigham Young?

Having $100,000 in 1874 was the same as being a multimillionaire today. Few people ever amassed so much money, and fewer still were rich enough to make a loan of that size. In the Fall 2013 issue of Nebraska History, author … Continue reading

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International Religious Leader Visits Nebraska

The Bahá’í Faith was founded by Bahá’u’lláh in 19th-century Persia. `Abdu’l-Bahá Abbas (1844-1921), eldest son of Bahá’í founder Bahá’u’lláh, became the sole interpreter of his father’s teaching after Bahá’u’lláh’s death. Portrait of `Abdu’l-Bahá Abbas (1844-1921), eldest son of Bahá’í founder … Continue reading

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