Monthly Archives: May 2012

Should Casler’s Grave Be Decorated?

By 1929 the ranks of Civil War veterans were thinning. Each year Nebraska cemeteries saw more old soldiers’ graves bedecked with flowers on Decoration Day, as Memorial Day was then known. Yet the last resting place of at least one … Continue reading

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Saving the Present at the Cost of the Past?

In the Summer 2012 issue of Nebraska History, Daniel Spegel explains the circumstances and powers that resulted in the largest ever demolition of a district listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The fate of Omaha’s Jobbers Canyon district … Continue reading

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The Dandelion Rake

“Kearney has it and has it bad,” said the Kearney Daily Hub on May 14, 1902. “The dandelion is taking the town, literally overrunning it from end to end, covering lawns and terraces, and furnishing ‘greens’ enough to supply the … Continue reading

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Small Town, Big Missile

In a land of open fields and apple pie, Southeast Nebraska seemed calm and routine. But in 1958 construction began on a project that was quite the opposite–giant underground bunkers holding long-range Atlas missiles for U.S. defense during the Cold … Continue reading

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Celebrating Mother’s Day

In the United States the celebration of the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day dates to efforts by Anna Jarvis to establish such a day honoring her own and other mothers. She organized a church service to celebrate her … Continue reading

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“Superheroes and Thugs: The Comic Art of Bob Hall” now open

Batman, Spider-Man, the Hulk, and Thor. These superheroes have been brought to life through Nebraskan Bob Hall’s pen. He has also created memorable characters who stray from the superhero mold and would be better classified as “thugs.”  His comic book art has … Continue reading

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Lost in the Mail: Soldiers’ Photographs from the Civil War

The spring of 1898 saw preparations well underway for the opening later that year of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition in Omaha. The Omaha Daily Bee reported on May 2 that exhibit installation in the U.S. Government Building was “in … Continue reading

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