Monthly Archives: April 2011

Nebraska’s Abraham Lincoln Memorial Bridge

Built in 1928-1929, the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Bridge spanned the Missouri River at Blair, Nebraska, and created the “Lincoln Highway Cut-Off.” Funding from the federal and state governments was not available at the time, so several residents of Blair established … Continue reading

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Let us know what you think!

Want to help build a better future for the past? The Nebraska State Historic Preservation Office needs input from you! Please take a few moments right now to become our partner in creating a new strategic plan for how we can … Continue reading

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An “April Fool Lie”

Readers of the Omaha Daily Bee on April 2, 1885, must have been astounded to learn of the sighting of a gigantic serpent in the Missouri River near Omaha. The Bee’s improbable tale included a frightening description of the creature, … Continue reading

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