Tag Archives: sod house

Sod House Survey Finds “Bungalow-style” Soddies in Western Nebraska

Historic Preservation and Archaeology staff have been performing a collaborative mini-survey of standing sod houses in Logan, Blaine, Hooker, and Custer counties, in an effort to further document this rapidly vanishing historical resource. It’s not likely that the next generation … Continue reading

Posted in Archeology, Historic Preservation | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Marker Monday: St. Edward

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 383-399 Beaver St, St Edward, Boone County, Nebraska; view … Continue reading

Posted in Marker Monday | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Flashback Friday: New Photos of 1890s Irrigation and Pioneer Life in the North Platte Valley Reveal New Insights

 A Scottsbluff man was browsing an estate sale in 2014 when he noticed a box full of glass plate photographic negatives. Many were broken, but twenty-six were whole and contained recognizable views of local landmarks. He bought the box, and … Continue reading

Posted in Flashback Friday | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Flashback Friday: When Nebraska Schools Had Rubber Coats as Blackboards and Cowchips for Heat

Our Sod Schoolhouse Marker Monday and Throwback Thursday posts were so popular that we’ve also dedicated Flashback Friday to pioneer schools. The following accounts, many of them first-hand from the pioneers themselves, is information that was excerpted from Book Three … Continue reading

Posted in Flashback Friday | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Marker Monday: Lakeland Sod High School

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. Many Nebraska schools start their fall semester this week, but … Continue reading

Posted in Marker Monday | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A Holiday Treat: New-Time Radio

For the holidays, we wanted to let you know about a new way for you to find out about Nebraska history.  At the end of September, we started producing a podcast called Second Story Radio that features stories about historic … Continue reading

Posted in Nebraska History | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Bat and Bible

With the family Bible on father’s knee and a baseball bat under the youngest daughter’s chair, these Nebraska homesteaders are ready for anything Custer County can pitch at them. Photographer Solomon Butcher identified the photo, taken in 1892, as J. … Continue reading

Posted in Nebraska History, photographic collections | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment