November/December 2017



Tannon Asche

From the scrumptious holiday bread on our colorful cover to the dazzlingly-decorated and rusty old Ford pickup in our Showcase Shots at the back of the magazine, our November/December 2017 issue is packed with spectacular storytelling and vivid photography capturing the holiday spirit and state pride of Nebraskans everywhere. Here’s a little taste of what you’ll find inside:

Nearly 48,000 Nebraskans served during World War I. To mark the 100th anniversary of America’s entrance into the conflict, we feature a 12-page look back at our state’s contribution with “Nebraska and the Great War: World War I left a legacy in Nebraska that remains strong 100 years later.”

The more recent Nebraska history of the years 1992-2017 is chronicled in this issue’s Nebraska Sesquicentennial Retrospective, the final of six installments in this special series commemorating 150 years of Nebraska statehood.

Our writers and photographers hit the road to Byron, Bellwood, Lynch, Lemoyne and Harrison for our story about five Nebraska communities with populations of less than 500 residents. We discover the people of these small town living large and working hard to keep their communities vibrant, and in some cases, growing.

We get a taste of winter beauty with Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston’s photographically-inspiring tale of his family’s adventures in the story “Flock to Fontenelle.” We find tracks in the snow, wildlife and family fun that warms our heart as temps tank. Then we taste a trio of Nebraska Life reader recipes in our Nebraska Kitchens department – just in time for the holidays. And if you’re still gift shopping, or a little chilly, check out the “winter warmer-uppers” in our Nebraska Products section.

Plus: Learn how a Nebraska Life story played a part in solving the murders of two Nebraska lawmen killed 80 years ago, then gaze back at last summer’s total solar eclipse – it will open your eyes. Over in Elgin we discover an Omaha artist making a big deal of small church replicas, and we find Nebraska’s Prettiest Farmhouse near Brady.  

Don’t forget to plan your next adventure with our statewide calendar of events, and you’ll discover much more in this keepsake issue. Call us at 800-777-6159 or click here to order Nebraska Life subscriptions for yourself and your loved ones today! 

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