Tag Archives: Nebraska History

…Talk About the Drought! President Roosevelt Visits Nebraska Panhandle

In an earlier post we we recalled the effects of the 1890s drought in Nebraska. Unfortunately, it would not be the last. In 1936, Nebraska farmers were facing similar hardship. The ongoing drought (or “drouth” as it was often spelled) … 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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America Illustrated

His art was admired by Norman Rockwell. His handiwork can be seen in ads from General Motors, Packard, and Campbell Soup. In the course of his career, 129 of his works became published as Saturday Evening Post covers. However, few … 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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Find Nebraska Treasures Here

Great news! We have added more Nebraska treasures to our Museum and Photograph Collection online searchable database.  To celebrate, we have a treasure hunt for you. Visit our website and see if you can find these unique and wonderful Nebraska … Continue reading

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