Tag Archives: World War II

Real Nebraska Stories: Wings Over Nebraska

Now that all of our book titles are available at Amazon Prime, we’re highlighting a book a day to let you know about all the great Real Nebraska Stories that we offer. Buy your copies here – https://www.amazon.com/Wings-over-Nebraska-Vince-Goeres/dp/0933307314 Wings Over … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Harvard Army Air Field

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:  100-148 E Walnut St, Harvard, Clay County, Nebraska; 40.618825, -98.09659 … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: Bruning Army Air Field

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: Rural Nebraska 4, Bruning, Thayer County, Nebraska; 40.321558, -97.44751 Marker … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: K-9 Training Area, Ft. Robinson

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: U.S. 20, Harrison, Dawes County, Nebraska; view this marker’s … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday Encore: Lemoyne Veterans Honored

Last week we showcased a poem and a recent addition to our collections, the Cora Baumann collection.  See last week’s post here – Flashback Friday Encore: Town of Lemoyne Sacrificed for Lake McConaughy, 1941 This is another gem from that … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Shelton Farm Girl Remembers the WWII North Platte Canteen

April 1 of this year marked the seventieth anniversary of the closing of the North Platte Canteen. The canteen served over six million World War II service men and women traveling on the Union Pacific railroad between December 25, 1941, … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: German P.O.W. Camp

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: Rural Crawford, Dawes County, Nebraska Marker Text: This camp, … Continue reading

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Marker Monday: B-24J Bomber Crash in Deuel County, 1944

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: 15718 Road 108, Ellsworth, Deuel County, Nebraska; 41.838373, -102.4708 … Continue reading

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How a coat once buried in a German backyard made it to Nebraska

Today is National Holocaust Remembrance Day. While the Holocaust might seem many decades and thousands of miles from 2016 Nebraska, we preserve objects and memories so people in the present will not forget the horror and injustice of the past. … Continue reading

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Nebraska Corn Helps Win the War

  In a blog post a few years ago we showcased the gas station operated by Earl Coryell that pioneered the production and sale of an ethyl alcohol blended motor fuel. That was not the only pioneering effort for the … Continue reading

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