Homesteaders poster by the Burlington & Missouri River R. R. Co., 1872
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Poster by the Burlington & Missouri River R. R. Co. advertising land in Iowa and Nebraska, 1872. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.
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"Millions of acres. Iowa and Nebraska. Land for sale on 10 years credit by the Burlington Missouri River R. R. Co. at 6 per ct interest and low prices …" A Broadside from Buffalo, NY, #1872 #1870s
Among the states included in the Homestead Act of 1862 was Iowa and Nebraska. Distributing the land west of the Mississippi River was an enormous project. The bill was signed after the Southern states had left the Union. It declared any citizen could claim 160 acres and they must improve the plot with crops.
Peony Park pool, Omaha
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Peony Park Omaha Nebraska Amusement Parks my favorite place in all of Nebraska, especially the miniature golf course. Now all gone. Why....!
Spent Many happy summer days here with my sister Sherry and friends
the pool at Peony Park, Omaha Nebraska
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Omaha Hanscom Park
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Omaha New Tower Inn, Key
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Omaha house mailman
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Just as today, the most public face of the USPS has always been the mail carriers who visit our homes nearly every day. Before mailboxes were mandatory, they were required to stop at every home and knock on the door, developing close ties with those living on their routes. Here’s one mailman greeting one of his customers in Nebraska, 1938.
Love this old photo
Omaha, Hotel Fontenelle
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The Fontenelle Hotel was Omaha's premier hotel before closing in 1971. It was demolished in the 1980s and is now the site of the Hruska federal building. It truly was a building Omaha couldn't afford to lose.