Monthly Archives: October 2010

Name This Nebraska Town

I have a challenge for you today.  Can you identify this Nebraska town? Okay, I will give you a few hints. It was settled in 1857 by a group of pioneers from St. Louis. Hollywood actor Spangler Arlington Brugh (better … Continue reading

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We Love Quilts! Part 3

Back in March I blogged about the opening of a new quilt exhibit called Beauty in Hard Times:  Depression Era Quilts in Nebraska.  I mentioned that this exhibit will run for two years and the quilts will change every six months.  Well, six months are … Continue reading

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1920s Game Day: NU vs. Notre Dame (Part 1)

Memorial Stadium hasn’t always been the home of Nebraska Cornhusker football. Between 1909 and 1922, the team played at Nebraska Field, which was more or less at the same location as present-day Memorial Stadium. The field ran east-west instead of … Continue reading

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Willa Cather: A Matter of Appearances Opens October 9

Willa Cather: A Matter of Appearances at Nebraska History Museum beginning October 9 Long before stylists told celebrities what not to wear, Willa Cather created a unique and evolving public image. A rebellious Victorian teenager who cut her hair and … Continue reading

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Cherry County Divided?

In 1911 a proposal before the voters of Cherry County, Nebraska‚Äôs largest county, would have divided it into five sections: a new, smaller Cherry County to the east; two new counties, Lake and Green, in the north; and the remaining … Continue reading

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