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Nebraska History Events
Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 to Sunday, Sep 1, 2013: Teri Lee - Best Dressed Doll in AmericaThis doll even had a mink coat! Meet Teri Lee the doll that set the standard in the 1950's.
Friday, Apr 26, 2013 to Friday, Apr 26, 2013: Kregel Windmill Museum OpeningWindmills made settlements on the Great Plains possible. Come to Nebraska City and see a one-of-a-kind windmill factory!
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 to Saturday, Jun 1, 2013: Story Catcher Writing WorkshopSave the date for this annual event!
Nebraska history links
Did you know?
The Omaha Fire Dept. was organized in 1875 and began to hire professional firefighters. The only sources of water were cisterns. No city-wide water system until 1885 with the completion of the Florence waterworks.
The first electric street railway was completed in 1887. Street car lines were laid between Omaha and South Omaha.
1899 marked the year when Otto Bayesdorfer built a vehicle called the “Ottomobile”. He was the first of a dozen Omaha automakers. The Ottomobile weighed 265 pounds and reached speeds of 15 mph. It could not however climb Omaha’s steep hills.
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