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Memorial Stadium’s Roots in World War I

Memorial Stadium on the University of Nebraska campus in Lincoln is the center of the state’s attention during the Huskers’ home football games. It was built to commemorate the men and women who served in World War I, which began … Continue reading

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Nebraska’s Bones

Erwin Barbour’s family was very interested in old bones! From discovery to display, the family was a central part of Nebraska paleontology, expanding knowledge of the state’s fossils and making possible the University of Nebraska State Museum at Morrill Hall. … Continue reading

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Nebraska’s Unlikely Landscapes

A rocky outcrop is covered with small round cacti. Wide dusty badlands look like a backdrop for a Wild West movie. High rocky bluffs make the landscape below look miniature. It may come as a surprise to many (even Nebraskans!) … Continue reading

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Students and the Saloon

Although dating from the 1870s, the city of Lincoln’s preoccupation with the prohibition issue quickened in the first decade of the twentieth century. With the failure of efforts to add a prohibitory amendment to the state constitution in 1890, prohibitionists … Continue reading

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Todd Storz: Radio for a New Era

Todd Storz, owner of Omaha’s KOWH, saw music as opportunity. He showed the world how to harness music and make it profitable in a world more interested in visual stimulation than audio. Largely because of his invention and business efficiency, … Continue reading

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August Hagenow: Violinist – Conductor – Director

The Library/Archives division holds a small collection of materials related to noted musician, August Hagenow.  Born in Germany in 1859, Hagenow studied the violin in Hamburg.  His first tour of the United States came in 1878 with the Red Hussar … Continue reading

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Woodbey for Regent!

Mrs. Woodbey was active in the temperance and woman suffrage movements. This cartoon from the February 8, 1919, issue of The Woman Citizen noted the connection between the two causes, implying that the “liquor interests” opposed giving women the vote … Continue reading

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From I-Scream to Eskimo Pie

On July 13, 1921 University of Nebraska graduate and former Thedford schoolteacher Christian K. Nelson found financial backing for a vanilla ice cream dessert coated with chocolate. He called it the I-Scream-Bar. He signed a partnership agreement with Russell Stover, … Continue reading

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