It Happened in Nebraska: Remarkable Events That Shaped History

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The Cornhusker State has more to offer than just football and cornfields. It Happened in Nebraska goes behind the scenes to tell its story, in short episodes that reveal the intriguing people and events that have shaped the Cornhusker State.

Uncover ancient fossils of exotic creatures at Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park.

Search for the missing Private George Shannon ...

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Overview

The Cornhusker State has more to offer than just football and cornfields. It Happened in Nebraska goes behind the scenes to tell its story, in short episodes that reveal the intriguing people and events that have shaped the Cornhusker State.

Uncover ancient fossils of exotic creatures at Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park.

Search for the missing Private George Shannon with the rest of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Watch the skies darken with millions of grasshoppers during their 1874 invasion of Nebraska farmlands.

Fly with Evelyn Sharpie, the nation's first female airmail pilot.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762769711
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 9/18/2012
  • Series: It Happened In Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 990,013
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Tammy Partsch was born and raised in Nebraska. In addition to writing, she organizes tours at Arbor Day Farm and plays the piano for a local high school choir. Her past experiences include being a photographer, a bookseller, a journalist, a radio broadcaster, and a travel agent. 

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Preface vii

Graveyard Watering Hole-Twelve Million Years Ago 1

Battle of the Mammoths-Ten Thousand Years Ago 4

Private Shannon Gets Lost-1804 7

Chimney on the Plains-1855 11

John Brown's Cave-1859 16

Pony Express Success-1860 23

Steam Wagon-1862 27

Homesteading-1863 31

Capital Politics-1868 35

A Gift for the Future-1872 38

Massacre Canyon-1873 41

Grasshopper Invasion-1874 44

Big Springs Robbery-1877 46

I Am a Man-1879 48

Buffalo Bill Cody Rides Again-1883 56

Schoolchildren's Blizzard-1888 59

Flippin Plays Football-1892 63

Orphan Train-1899 66

Hand-Planted Forest-1902 70

Buffalo Soldiers Against the Indians-1906 74

The Little Church of Keystone-1908 78

He Ain't Heavy, He's M' Brother-1921 81

Kool-Aid, Anyone?-1927 85

A Helping Heart-1936 89

Here's Johnny-1937 92

Sharpie-1938 95

North Platte Canteen-1941 99

Proving His Loyalty-1941 104

POW in the Plains-1943 108

An Important Bomber-1945 111

Center Pivot Irrigation-1947 114

Grand Island Tornadoes-1980 117

Sandhill Cranes-Every Year 121

Nebraska Facts and Trivia 124

Bibliography 128

Index 131

About the Author 136

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