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Thomas J. Majors, Soldier, Congressman, and Lieutenant Governor

Thomas J. Majors (1841-1932) of Nemaha County, Nebraska, was a pioneer soldier and farmer who served in the Nebraska territorial and state legislatures, in Congress, and as lieutenant governor from 1890 to 1894. He narrowly missed being elected governor in … Continue reading

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C. L. Brainard at the Nebraska State Normal School

Peru State College, originally incorporated as Mount Vernon Seminary, became Nebraska’s first state-supported college on June 20, 1867. Called the Nebraska State Normal School, Peru was one of the first of its kind west of the Missouri River. Its first … Continue reading

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