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History & Culture Archive

Danger Football

Grand Island’s indoor football team strikes fear in opponents, wins love of fans.

Sandhills Spring Branding

Winter has left Nebraska – except for the Sandhills. A light smattering of snow swirls near Whitman, where a dozen friends, family and co-workers are readying their horses in a trusty 1912 barn.

How Omaha launched an acting dynasty

“I was hooked,” Fonda said of his first acting experience at the Omaha Community Playhouse. Fonda started hanging around the theater doing whatever odd jobs he could, working as an usher or building sets.

Nebraska And The Great War

World War I left a legacy in Nebraska that remains strong 100 years later.

Town Story: Auburn

Amid Auburn’s pretty countryside you’ll discover historic architecture, elegant Victorian homes from the early 20th century, a rare pair of thriving downtowns and an eclectic array of restaurants that caters to this diverse and growing city of nearly 3,500 residents.

Profiles of Patriotism - Web Special Salute

This web feature is a special supplement to our “Profiles of Patriotism” story which appeared in our January/ February 2016 issue. Give us a call at (800) 777-6159 to order your copy or to begin your Nebraska Life subscription today.

NL Hometown Stories - Senator George W. Norris

In this Nebraska Life Hometown Video, Clark and Dawna Bates portray George W. Norris and his wife, Ellie, reflecting on his accomplishments after leaving politics for a group of visitors gathered in the garden of the Norris Home, a Nebraska State Historic Site.

NL Hometown Stories - Harry Strunk

In this Nebraska Life Hometown Video, McCook historians Gene O. Morris and Chuck Peek reflect on the influences of the man on their community, region and state.

NL Hometown Stories - Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival

In this Nebraska Life Hometown Video, McCook residents Linda Crandall, Cloyd Clark and Mary Dueland discuss the origins of the popular festival that includes folklorists, poets, first-time storytellers and well-known masters of the art. Comedians and musicians are also part of the celebration that takes place in multiple venues in McCook.

Cathedrals of Cedar County

19th-century German Catholics built these towering churches with pride.

Nebraska's One-Room Schoolhouses

School days, school days, dear old golden rule days. Readin' and 'ritin' and 'rithmetic...Welcome to our school daze. Here's a history lesson from four of Nebraska's historic one-room schoolhouses.

Town Story: Long Pine

Pining for 'Hidden Paradise'? Long Pine has got you covered. Tucked away between crystal-clear creeks and verdant pine forests, this hidden gem offers up a refreshing slice of small-town Americana.
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