Monthly Archives: December 2010

A Nebraska Artist’s Christmas

     The Christmas Taffy Pull, Oil on Canvas Mounted on Board, 1964. This appeared on the cover of the Omaha World-Herald’s Magazine of the Midlands.  These two paintings, with Christmas themes, were created by Terence Duren (1907-1968) a leading Nebraska artist … Continue reading

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Christmas at Fort Robinson

Fort Robinson provides the following holiday story of devotion and courage from A Frontier Army Christmas, compiled and annotated by Lori A. Cox-Paul and Dr. James Wengert, and published by the Nebraska State Historical Society. In December 1882 Corp. Martin … Continue reading

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The Royal Highlanders

The Royal Highlanders was a “benevolent and fraternal corporation” originally established in Aurora, Nebraska in 1895. The goal of The Royal Highlanders was “to unite for mutual benefit and fraternal protection all white persons who are in good health, of … Continue reading

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The Bedbug in Verse

The current resurgence of bedbugs in the United States has brought the little pests once again into the limelight after decades of obscurity. Our pioneer ancestors, however, were well acquainted with bedbugs, as revealed by contemporary diaries, books, and newspapers. … Continue reading

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Winter Games

Although many of us may groan at the sight of winter’s first snowfall, when you’re a kid, it’s a whole different ballgame.  When those first flakes begin to fall, you hope for a snow day and begin to dream of … Continue reading

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A Cow on the Roof and a Bullet in the Head

Solomon Butcher’s 1886 cow-on-the-roof photo is one of the best known and most iconic images of homesteading on the Great Plains. Butcher photographed Sylvester Rawding’s family in front of their sod house near West Union, Custer County, Nebraska. Butcher eventually … Continue reading

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