Category: History

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I Live Here

by Rayna Collins Young families, students, new Americans, government workers, tradespeople, professionals and entrepreneurs—so many different people call Lincoln their home. And there is a neighborhood just right for every one. Whether you’re visiting or living here full time, each...

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The Historic Haymarket

  by Sriyani Tidball The Haymarket District is a historic section of downtown Lincoln that has become one of the main tourist attractions for both visitors and locals. The area is home to the Haymarket Park baseball stadium, where the...

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Quilts and the World

by Laura Chapman The International Quilt Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln boasts the world’s largest publicly held quilt collection. The pieces on display at 1523 N. 33rd St. represent five centuries, more than 50 countries and the scope of...

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Tour Memorial Stadium

by Anne and Steve Teget Each year, about 30,000 people tour Nebraska football’s Memorial Stadium, and you can be one of them. The University of Nebraska offers complimentary guided tours of the stadium on Wednesdays and Thursdays. To reserve a...

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The Cornhuskers

by Tyler A. Thomas When most people think about Nebraska, they usually conjure up two things: corn and the Cornhuskers. And that makes sense. Corn is the most widely grown crop in the state, and with no professional sports teams...

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The Nebraska State Capitol

An American Wonder by Julie Nichols Nebraska’s iconic Capitol is visible from 20 miles away, and was the first in the nation to incorporate a functional tower in its design. At the top of this Tower on the Plains, above...