Category: History

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Lincoln’s Original Plat of 1867

Planting the seed of a well-planned capital city by Ed Zimmer With its grid of east-west streets lettered from A to U and north-south streets numbered from 1st to 17th, Lincoln, Nebraska may not...

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A Forest of Woods Brothers

By Ed Zimmer It does not take visitors or new residents very long to notice that the name Woods can be found throughout Lincoln, Nebraska. Within a few months of my arrival in 1985,...

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Exploring Lincoln through its Hotels

by Donna Joy Brakenhoff   Today, more than ever before, the variety of Hotels in Lincoln, Nebraska is vast.  No matter where your interests lie—an autumn football weekend, a romantic getaway, or a nice place for...

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The Spirit of Lincoln is Alive

by Jenny Sundberg   Once known as a government and university city, Lincoln is experiencing a new way-—a way in which residents and visitors alike are amazed by the turnout of what was once a futuristic vision...

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Nebraska’s Unicameral

Nebraska lays claim to some unique characteristics – it is home to the Cornhuskers, has the nation’s largest underground aquifer, and is the only state with a unicameral legislature. But, the state legislature wasn’t...