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The Missouri River Flood of 1881

Snowfall in the winter of 1880-81 was unusually heavy, not only in Nebraska but in the states to the east, with the first snow falling during the last week in October. From January through most of March there was particularly … Continue reading

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The Rescue of Oscar Phelps

“Quite an exciting scene was witnessed last evening, on the river bank just opposite Boyd’s packing house,” said the Omaha Daily Bee on January 23, 1882, “which came near resulting very seriously.” An accident victim, rescued from a fall through … Continue reading

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Steamboatin’ on the Missouri

Steamboats on the Missouri River were once an extremely important means of transportation for both people and products coming to Nebraska. The Nebraska State Historical Society holds a number of great resources of information about steamboat travel and navigation. Here … Continue reading

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