Tag Archives: Seward

Should Casler’s Grave Be Decorated?

By 1929 the ranks of Civil War veterans were thinning. Each year Nebraska cemeteries saw more old soldiers’ graves bedecked with flowers on Decoration Day, as Memorial Day was then known. Yet the last resting place of at least one … Continue reading

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Carry Nation Debated Woman Suffrage in Seward

Carry A. Nation’s anti-saloon activities in Nebraska in December 1901 and early 1902 took her not only to Lincoln and Omaha but to Nebraska City and a number of smaller towns, where she was a star attraction. In Humboldt, reported … Continue reading

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Happy Decoration Day!

Did you know Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day?  The tradition of decorating soldiers’ graves became popular after the Civil War.  On May 5, 1868 in Waterloo, New York, General John Logan, the commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of … Continue reading

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