Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Real Romance

Valentine’s Day has long been the day to celebrate romantic love—but, as the Omaha Daily Bee pointed out on April 29, 1882, there’s “Nothing Like a Little Common Sense in Love Matters.” The Bee’s tale of what it termed a … Continue reading

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Swearing Like “Our Army in Flanders” in Western Nebraska

In his 1873 journal, a Third Cavalry army officer stationed at Fort McPherson, Nebraska, described the colorful language of one of the civilian teamsters: “He could swear more in the same breath than any living man west of the Missouri … Continue reading

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The Crazy Horse Scalp Shirt

Did you know that the Nebraska State Historical Society owns a scalp shirt that belonged to the famous Lakota leader Crazy Horse? Well, we don’t… but for many years we thought we did. History isn’t just about collecting old stories … Continue reading

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The Advertising-Selling League of Omaha

The Library/Archives holds a small collection of papers and publications relating to the Advertising-Selling League of Omaha. Included in the collection are pamphlets, newsletters, correspondence, event programs, etc. The organization was established in 1920 as a means for businessmen who … Continue reading

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