Gage County: Portrait and Biographical Album – 1888

Portrait and Biographical Album of Gage County, Nebraska: containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the County by Chapman Brothers (Chicago, Ill.) – 1888.

U. S. Presidential Election 1908: Bryan vs. Taft

In the U. S. Presidential Election – Fall of 1908, William H. Taft (Republican Nominee) decided to campaign in William Jennings Bryans’ (Democratic Nominee) “stomping grounds” of Southeast Nebraska.

Nebraska Railroad Maps – 1861-1898

This video gallery includes Railroad Maps from 1861 – 1898 from the New York Public Library – Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Collection – public domain.

Agnes Winterbottom Photos – Rulo – c. 1900

The Minnesota Institute of Art offers these Cyanotype photographs taken by Agnes Winterbottom in Rulo, Nebraska around 1900. This set includes 23 images which have been added to the video gallery below.

Union Pacific Railroad: The Great National Highway – 1867

If you like early Nebraska Territory history or early railroad history you will love this little booklet from the Union Pacific Railroad from 1867.

“Enticing the Iron Horse: The Unexpected Effect of Railroads on Town-Building in the Great Plains” (Brownville) by Robert Voss – 2008

“Enticing the Iron Horse: The Unexpected Effects of Railroads on Town-Building in the Great Plains” by Robert Voss – 2008

History of Richardson County: its people, industries and institutions by Edward C. Lewis – 1917

History of Richardson County, Nebraska: its people, industry and institutions was written by Edward C. Lewis and published in 1917 by B. F. Bowen Publishing Co. It contains nearly 900 pages of history of Richardson County from pre-historic times to 1917.

Settlement of the West: Omaha – 1838-1906

This gallery contains images and maps of the beginning of Westward Expansion into Nebraska Territory and the City of Omaha under the motto:
“Fortiter in Re” – Courageously in Every Enterprise.