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A Funny-Looking Airplane

Above is an LS Cruiser, built by Lincoln Standard Aircraft Company of Lincoln, Nebraska, and shown here sometime between 1920 and 1922. The photo is from the NSHS collections and appears in Wings Over Nebraska: Historic Aviation Photographs, published by … Continue reading

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A Birdman at the Fair

The star attraction of the 1911 Dawes County Fair in Chadron, held September 12-15, was the twice-daily exhibition flights by barnstormer Charles F. Walsh (1877-1912)., a native of California. Walsh, flying a Curtiss biplane, was advertised by the Chadron Journal … Continue reading

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Aviation Exhibit to Open December 1 at Nebraska History Museum

A new exhibit, Pioneering Aviators from Flyover Country, at the Nebraska History Museum at Fifteenth and P streets in Lincoln, will open December 1. From farm boys testing homemade biplanes in hay meadows near Lexington, to B-29 bombers rolling out … Continue reading

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Nebraska History News Covers Historical Happenings in Nebraska

Do you want to learn about historical events around the state and keep abreast of activities at the Nebraska State Historical Society? As a companion to Nebraska History magazine, which publishes articles on the history of Nebraska and the Great … Continue reading

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National Air Mail Week in Nebraska

In 1938 the United States celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the first airmail route by designating May 15-21 as National Air Mail Week. The main feature was scheduled for Thursday, May 19, when airmail service would be provided to as … Continue reading

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Nebraska’s Early Aviators

Nebraska has a rich aviation history, according to Vince Goeres, a Nebraska State Historical Society volunteer and longtime aviation enthusiast. Goeres will give a free “Brown Bag” lecture on this state’s early aeronautical history, beginning at noon on Thursday, November … Continue reading

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The Flying Newsboy Takes to the Air

If you’ve read Vince Goeres’s new book, Wings Over Nebraska: Historic Aviation Photos, published by Nebraska State Historical Society Books, you know that in 1929 the McCook Daily Gazette became the nation’s first newspaper to begin regular delivery by airplane. … 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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Wings Over Nebraska: Historic Aviation Photos

It’s here! Our new book, Wings Over Nebraska: Historic Aviation Photos, is now available to the public. Written by NSHS volunteer (and longtime aviation enthusiast) Vince Goeres, with Kylie Kinley and introduction by Roger Welsch, the book showcases more than … Continue reading

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Look! Up in the Air!

Let your interest in aviation soar with the new pictorial compilation, “Wings Over Nebraska.” Based on the collections of the NSHS and produced through a decade of research by NSHS volunteer Vince Goers, the book will be released October 20 … Continue reading

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