Author Archives: Tom Mooney

Treasures from the Elkhorn Valley Museum

From October through December, the Nebraska History Museum in Lincoln is featuring items from the Elkhorn Valley Museum and Research Center in Norfolk. The Elkhorn Valley Museum features many exhibits that illustrate the history of the Elkhorn Valley and the … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary of Religious Leader’s Visit to Nebraska

Sunday, September 23, 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of `Abdu’l-Bahá Abbas’ visit to Lincoln, 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 … Continue reading

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Treasures from the Wildwood Historic Center

The NSHS works hard to collect and preserve Nebraska history, but we don’t do it alone. Historical organizations and museums dot our ninety-three counties and contain many treasures. To support their work in preserving our collective history, we’ve started a … Continue reading

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Upcoming Release of the 1940 Census

Join us on Sunday, March 25, 2012 to learn more about the 1940 U.S. Census to be released on April 2nd. The Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society, in partnership with the Nebraska State Historical Society, has organized a special program relating … Continue reading

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No Riding on the Sidewalk!

I recently ran across a booklet containing the Ordinances of the City of Beatrice, Nebraska from the year 1885. I thought I would share a few items of interest.According to Ordinance no. 60, it was unlawful to ride a bicycle, … Continue reading

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Blizzard of January 12, 1888

The early settlers of Nebraska faced many hardships, a great number of these weather and climate related. Among the most destructive of natural disasters were the sudden prairie blizzards. The blizzard of January 12, 1888 had an immense impact on … Continue reading

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The Sioux City & Pacific Railroad Company

The Library/Archives recently acquired this stock certificate for the Sioux City and Pacific Railroad Company. The company was founded in 1864 for the express purpose of building a connection between Sioux City, Iowa and the Union Pacific’s main line at … Continue reading

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Home Movie Day reminder

Do you remember the clatter of the projector while images of family, friends and faraway places danced on a screen? Well, even if you don’t, you’re sure to enjoy Nebraska’s first “Home Movie Day,” a tribute to amateur movie making. … Continue reading

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“Home Movie Day” at the Nebraska State Historical Society!

Do you remember the clatter of the projector while images of family, friends and faraway places danced on a screen? Well, even if you don’t, you’re sure to enjoy Nebraska’s first “Home Movie Day,” a tribute to amateur movie making. … Continue reading

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John L. Teeters

John Lewis Teeters was born at Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Albert and Ellen Baker Wood Teeters. In 1886 he graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelors degree. From 1886-1887 Teeters worked for a wholesale jewelry firm … Continue reading

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