Monthly Archives: November 2010

“Bishop” Skinner and the Red Ribbon Club

From 1877 until well after 1900, Lincoln, Nebraska, was the home of a vigorous temperance reform club headed for much of its history by George B. Skinner (1833-95), a local livery stable owner. His longtime presidency of the Red Ribbon … Continue reading

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Into the Clouds and Down

Cushman Park near Lincoln, Nebraska, was crowded on the afternoon of August 24, 1890. The attractions were a Professor Ten Broeck, described by the press as an “English aeronaut,” and his hot air balloon named City of London.  The professor … Continue reading

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The Knighthood of Youth Club

Prior to the Boy Scouts, there were several youth organizations based on King Arthur and the Arthurian legend. One such organization was the Knighthood of Youth. Directed by the National Child Welfare Association, the Knighthood of Youth was intended for … Continue reading

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