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Miles, Mules, and Men: The Forgotten Front of the Civil War

Imagine your car. Now consider the amount of gas that it requires to keep it running. Picture that your car is in the middle of rural, untamed Nebraska: there are no gas stations for miles. Multiply your car into several … Continue reading

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A Haunted Cowboy

3 Hemingford Herald 4/24/1896 The Old West has its share of ghostly lore, no matter what section of the country you study, and Nebraska is no exception. By 1896 most of the territorial fighting had calmed down in Western Nebraska … Continue reading

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Good Guys Wear White Hats

10645-2029; Source: John P. Falter Collection Those of you who have been following our blog, know that the Nebraska History Museum, with the help of intern Karen Anderson, has been recataloging and digitizing the John P. Falter collection. In addition to … Continue reading

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Roping Elk

Cowboys occasionally roped more than cattle or horses, as James E. Farley recalled in Solomon D. Butcher’s Pioneer History of Custer County, Nebraska (1901). “Towards the end of my cowboy career,” Farley said, “I worked for the Bar-T ranch, of … Continue reading

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Cattle Drive!

If you missed “Beef State,” a co-production of NET Television and the Nebraska State Historical Society, you’re not too late. You can order it from our Landmark Stores or watch it online. But there’s more to the story than what … Continue reading

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The Day Buffalo Bill Rescued Bad Art

Our assistant editor, Patricia Gaster, writes a weekly history column called “Nebraska Timeline” that is distributed to newspapers across the state. Past columns are posted here. In one column, Pat wrote about “Buffalo Bill” Cody and the 1893 World’s Columbian … Continue reading

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