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.
Cotner College existed in the Bethany Heights suburb of Lincoln from 1890 – 1933. The original land (about 300 acres) for the school was offered for free by local business owners hoping to bring in a population of residents thereby increasing value in adjoining land in Bethany Heights.
This paper includes the history of three early Nebraska settlement counties; Richardson, Burt and Platte. What is interesting about this research is where the settlers came from.
A Historical Geography of Six and Eight-Man Football in Nebraska by Andrew Husa – 2017
“Enticing the Iron Horse: The Unexpected Effects of Railroads on Town-Building in the Great Plains” by Robert Voss – 2008
O Pioneers! is the first book in the Prairie Trilogy of Nebraska author Willa Cather. Published in 1913 the story follows a family of Swedish immigrants homesteading on the prairie. The second and third books are “The Song of the Lark” and “My Antonia”.