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Exploring Nebraska Memories

In my blog post last week I talked about Nebraska 125 years ago and want to continue with that topic. This week we will take a look at the towns of Fremont, Brainard, Fairmont, Bertrand and Sidney. Fremont was still a relatively small town with a population of just 1,195...
The year was 1890 and Nebraska had officially been a state for 23 years. John Milton Thayer was Governor. The population of the state was 1.062 million but the population of Lincoln was just 55,154. Lincoln was being protected by Chief Melick and his fellow Lincoln police officers...
Just like George Gershwin's song for the 1935 opera, Porgy and Bess, it's almost summer time, when thoughts turn to picnics, barbeques, and outdoor fun in general. Photographs in Nebraska Memories have captured these pursuits over the years...
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