Tag Archives: North Platte

A Nebraska Land Lottery

The desire to own land and the availability of cheap land were important factors in the settlement of the West. U.S. government land laws in Nebraska between 1854 and 1904 moved much of the public domain into private ownership. Two … 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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Search for Something New

We did it again! We have added new amazing Nebraska treasures to our Museum and Photograph Collections online searchable database.  Explore the more than 17,000 historic items in our growing database.  With more than 13,000 objects from the Museum Collection, … Continue reading

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