Category: History

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The Neighborhoods

So many different people make Lincoln their home—young families, college students, new Americans, government workers, tradespeople, professionals and entrepreneurs. And there is a neighborhood just right for everyone. Whether you’re visiting or living here...

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College Town

Lincoln is Nebraska’s capital, but it is absolutely a college town, too–. From the flagship campus of Nebraska’s state university to our smaller private and public schools, Lincoln offers a variety of higher education...

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The Kennard House

by Ed Zimmer The oldest home in Lincoln, Nebraska stands just down the street from the southeast corner of the Nebraska State Capitol grounds, at 1627 H Street. In front of the handsome Italianate...

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Miss Mie and Nebraska

by Mandy Haase Thomas A symbol of friendship, Miss “Miye” Mie has called the University of Nebraska State Museum’s Anthropology collections home since 1928, after the historic friendship doll exchange took place between the...

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The Long Road to a Landmark

 by Ed Zimmer Nebraska’s beautiful State Capitol took a decade to build (1922-1932) and an expenditure of ten million Depression-era tax dollars. More than that, it took three tries to design and construct the...

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Downtown Lincoln

by Charlyne Berens Like a healthy plant, reaching out to enhance a larger and larger area, Lincoln’s  downtown continues to grow. Thanks to ongoing renovations and new construction, the “downtown” now starts at the Haymarket on...