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Plenty of Beer in Kearney

Readers of the Kearney Daily Hub on August 16, 1930, must have been startled to read that during the hot summer days, there was “Plenty of Beer to be Had in Kearney and Many Imbibe It.” State and federal prohibition … Continue reading

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It’s Too Hot to Sleep Inside!

During the Great Depression Nebraskans became accustomed to living under trying conditions. People had to cope not only with hard economic times, but with the intense heat accompanied by drought that plagued this state and much of the rest of … Continue reading

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A Learning Vacation: Crete Chautauqua in 1886

Nebraska was a leader in the Chautauqua movement, which brought culture and entertainment to rural America. Thousands of Nebraskans spent as many as ten days each summer attending Chautauqua sessions at Crete, among other locations. The Crete Chautauqua for a … Continue reading

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Beating the Heat in 1906

In the days before air conditioning, getting a good night’s sleep during the heat of summer was sometimes a problem. One obvious solution was to sleep outdoors. The Norfolk Weekly News-Journal on August 3, 1906, reported that many residents of … Continue reading

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