Category: History

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Nebraska’s Unique State Capitol

The first in the nation to incorporate a functional tower in its design. Within the building, a complex medley of design offers a stunning stroll through artful symbolism and history. The Capitol is also a lively workplace, housing the executive...

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Lincoln History

by Charlyne Berens Lincoln today is vibrant and flourishing, Nebraska’s second largest city. But that prominence was not always guaranteed.  Situated away from major waterways that were the primary means of transportation in the mid 1800s, Lincoln began as a...

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The Cornhusker State Games

by Dave Mlnarik The Cornhusker State Games, held annually in mid-July, is one of the nation’s largest multi-sport athletic festivals with some 70 different sports conducted at more than 50 different venues, primarily in Lincoln and the surrounding area.  An...

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Capitol Beach: Rich in History

by Julie Nichols A mile or so west of the Haymarket on the west edge of downtown Lincoln, Capitol Beach is a quiet neighborhood bordered by restored saline wetlands—its colorful history invisible. No evidence remains of the stream of entrepreneurs...

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College Town

Lincoln is a college town. From the flagship campus of Nebraska’s state university to our smaller private and public institutions, Lincoln offers a variety of higher education opportunities to expand knowledge, skills and career opportunities.  The University of Nebraska-Lincoln The...