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Battles of Freedom: The Life and Times of John Henry Kagi & the Unfortunate Fate of the Mayhew Cabin & John Brown Cave – Nebraska City
A new book has been published by Cathleen M. Van Winkle, President of the Board of the the Mayhew Foundation, called “The Battle for Freedom: The Life and Times of John Henry Kagi”.
Center Sicily School House – District #23 – Gage County
The Center Sicily School – District #23 was used from 1886-1958 in South Gage County.
Sunken Gardens – Lincoln
The history of the Sunken Gardens in Lincoln is a bit unique. It began as a Lincoln trash dump and the citizens of Lincoln worked to turn it into a beautiful garden oasis in 1930.
Hot off the Press! New Nebraska History Books!
It’s been a while since we posted a Nebraska History book list! We have a great new list of recently published books on Nebraska History.
Clara Colby: Suffragette of Southeast Nebraska
A new book was published in 2020 about our Southeast Nebraska Suffragette, Clara Colby. Clara Colby was also the first librarian of Beatrice. The book, “Clara Colby: The International Suffragist” was written by John Holliday who discovered Clara Colby in his family tree.
Palmer-Epard Cabin – Homestead National Historic Park
The Palmer-Epard Cabin was built by George W. Palmer in 1867. It was moved to the Homestead National Monument in 1950.
Union Pacific “Big Boy” #4014 – Arrives in Fairbury
On August 8, 2021 the Union Pacific “Big Boy” Engine #4014 arrived in Fairbury on an overnight tour stop.
“Nebraska City: The Most Beautiful City of Nebraska; as it is today in story and pictures” – 1906
“Nebraska City: The Most Beautiful City of Nebraska: as it is today in story and pictures” was published in 1906 by the Morton Printing Company in Nebraska City.
National Register of Historic Places: Researching Historic Properties Bulletin – 1991
The U. S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service in conjunction with the National Register of Historic Places published this Bulletin in 1991 for people researching historic places and buildings for applications to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. This is great starting point if you are doing any kind of research for this purpose.