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Adventures in Red Cloud, Catherland

When she chose to set the scene of her books in her own humble Nebraskan prairie town, famed author Willa Cather may not have realized she would immortalizing it forever in American literature. Now, Red Cloud remains as an endless font of inspiration, and natural Nebraskan beauty.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Pep Band - Fight Songs!

Us Nebraskans know a thing or two about state pride. From bustling downtown Lincoln to endless rolling prairies, the roots of Big Red run deep - the spirit of the Cornhusker lives within us all. Check out these clips of classic Husker fight songs, as performed by the UN-L band.

The Killigans Premium Band plays

Lincoln folk rock band The Killigans are featured in our March/April 2015 issue of Nebraska Life Magazine. Check out an exclusive clip of the band's remake of Robert W. Steven's classic Big Red tribute, "The Cornhusker," below!

Boone County Murder Mystery

Seven decades later, the murders of a Boone County sheriff and constable remain unsolved.

5 Husker Hangouts in Lincoln

In Lincoln, you'll find that Husker hangouts are just a "Go Bid Red" shout away. If you've got the good fortune to be in Lincoln on game day, but don't have a ticket into Memorial Stadium, here are our 5 favorite capital city spots to hangout and take part in some good ol' fashioned team spirit.

Publisher's Letter March/April 2013

Our publisher, Chris Amundson, takes a moment to reflect on what makes Nebraska's "Good Life" even better than advertised.

Ogallaly, Queen of the Cow Towns

For a brief, exciting decadein the history of the west, the tiny town of Ogallala was the Mecca for the trail herds of longhorn cattle, “choused” out of the Texas brush country and pointed north on the long drives. And by the time the glory days of the cattle drives had passed, Ogallala had more than earned her reputation as Nebraska’s “Cowboy Capital” and the “Gomorrah of the Plains.”

Santee's Mesozoic Mystery

The Santee Nation's sandy hills hide much more than human history in their depths, as discovered by fossil hunters Shane Tucker, Mike Voorhies, and George Corner.

The Photographs of Solomon Butcher

Dressed in their Sunday best, pioneer families posing for Butcher often put the bravest face possible on an existence full of hard work and harsh living conditions, chronicled in Butcher's photo-biography of the pioneers of Custer County.

NL Hometown Stories - Boot Hill Cemetery in Sidney

Sidney now shines out like a beacon on the High Plains, but once upon a time, a more sinister darkness pervaded the town.

Husker Volleyball's Queens of the Court

With three national championships, and four Olympic athletes, Nebraska volleyball’s storied program is hard to match.

5 Towns Under 500

Though there are hundreds of tiny towns to fit this bill, we narrowed our list down to 5 fabulous communities that each offer up their own unique tastes of small-town life. One thing's for sure: it's never as dull as you might expect.
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