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Elsie, Nebraska.

Historical Nebraska is an interactive map that shows histories and photos of Nebraska towns. The content in Historical Nebraska comes from Nebraska... Our towns, a compilation of histories of all incorporated municipalities in the state -- from Gross (the smallest) to Omaha (the largest). Each town's story includes a brief history and pictures showing a contrast between the past and present.

Lincoln, Nebraska's first capital building.
Lincoln's first capitol building [Nebraska State Historical Society].
First schoolhouse in Brewster, Nebraska.
The Platte County town of Cornlea, Nebraska about 1912.

Nebraska...Our towns was published by Second Century Publication Committee 1997 280th. St., Seward, Nebraska 68434-7832. Coordinator Jane Graff, starting in 1986, completed the seventh and final volume in 1992. This all-volunteer effort gave Nebraska the distinction of being the only state with such a compilation in print at that time. Nebraska...Our towns was awarded the Certificate of Commendation by the American Association of State and Local History in 1994.

Nebraska...Our Towns

A wealth of online historical images can also be found in the Nebraska State Historical Society Photographic Archives.

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