Monthly Archives: March 2010

Will Winter Never End?

Maybe it will warm up by the time you read this. Or maybe there will be a foot of new snow. But if you think this winter has been rough, ask someone who remembers the winter of 1948-49. A series … Continue reading

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Nebraska Nursery and Seed Catalogs

With our first taste of spring, many of us are dreaming of warmer days and planning our gardens for the upcoming season.  There’s nothing like a stack of colorful seed catalogs to help get one through the last weeks of … Continue reading

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Photographs From Nebraska’s Past

Hello, NSHS bloggers.  My name is Karen Keehr and I am the new photograph curator here at NSHS.  I will occasionally be taking over our new blog to share some fun, fantastic and, not to mention, historical photographs from our … Continue reading

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Omaha Charley’s Native American Artifacts

It’s no surprise that we have a lot of interesting items in our collections. But sometimes the story of how an artifact came to us is as good as the item itself. Consider the Bristol Collection of Native American Artifacts. … Continue reading

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The Day Nebraska Lost

On March 5, 1860, a majority of voters in Nebraska territory cast their ballots against statehood.  Many Nebraskans felt it was time for the territory to become a state, but even more feared statehood would result in higher taxes.

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Free Gardens for the Unemployed

These hard times aren’t the first hard times Nebraskans have faced. And it’s not the first time community gardens have helped people put food on the table. On March 4, 1933, in the midst of the Great Depression, the City … Continue reading

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Plant Trees, Get Land for Free

March 3: On this date in Nebraska (and U.S.) history the Timber Culture Act became federal law. The 1873 provision allowed homesteaders to acquire 160 acres of land by planting 40 acres of trees and tending them for 10 years. … Continue reading

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The One-Day Wonder

On this day in Nebraska history, (March 2, 1867, to be exact), Turner M. Marquett took the oath of office to become the brand new state of Nebraska’s brand new (and first) U. S. Representative. Too bad for Mr. Marquett! The … Continue reading

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