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Twister Tall Tales

Tall tales of the freakish nature of Nebraska tornadoes are sometimes found in the pages of early newspapers in this state. The Columbus Journal is the source for several stories of people supposedly picked up, whirled aloft, and then returned … Continue reading

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How to Impress a Tourist: The 1909 Glidden Auto Tour

In late July, 1909, Nebraska newspapers were abuzz with news of the Glidden Auto Tour. “Glidden Tourists Pass Through Omaha,” “Glidden Tourists Will Go at Top Speed Through Fremont,” “Thousands Welcome Glidden Tourists,” and “Glidden Tour Makes Kearney the Mecca … Continue reading

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