Category: History

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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...

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State Capitol Tells Nebraska’s History

by Judy Shutts The Salvation of the State is Watchfulness in the Citizen.                                                 —Hartley Burr Alexander Rising high on the Nebraska plains is the architectural centerpiece of Lincoln—the Nebraska State Capitol. The capitol overlooks...

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Home in The Bottoms

by Ed Zimmer   Two Lincoln neighborhoods near Downtown share related names and heritages—the North Bottoms immediately north of UNL’s Memorial Stadium, and the South Bottoms adjacent to Downtown to the west and southwest....

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Is This Your Neighborhood?

All kinds of people live in Lincoln—young families, college students, new Americans, workers, professionals and entrepreneurs—and there is a neighborhood for everyone. Whether you’re visiting Lincoln or living here full time, each neighborhood offers...