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There is no perfect modern-day comparison to the circumstances spawning
the short-lived potash industry in Nebraska during World War I. Still,
the history of the potash boom during World War I is uniquely concise.
Oddly enough, the long-cursed alkaline wetlands of the western Sandhills
became one of the best alternate sources of potash the U.S. had,
and by the end of the war the region was meeting about 60 percent
of the country’s need.
Millennium's End Quarry
An ancient river that once flowed along what is now the Wildcat Ridge
south of Gering is giving up its secrets to paleontologists from the
University of Nebraska State Museum. Fossilized bones of 46 species
that lived 23 million years ago, including several new species, have
been recovered. This fossil deposit is one of North America's most
diverse and significant discoveries of early Miocene mammals.
Lewis and Clark
On Nebraska's stretch of the Lewis and Clark Trail, this summer's highlight
will be the national signature event July 31 through August 3 at Fort
Atkinson State Historical Park and in Omaha commemorating the first
council with Native Americans.
Years of Game and Parks History
On July 1, 1901, the Nebraska Legislature created the Nebraska Game
and Fish Commission. A look back documents how the steward of the state's
wildlife and recreational lands has grown and evolved.
Nebraskans are proud of their state capitol, designed by Bertram Grosvenor
Goodhue in the 1920s and completed in 1932. After 70 years service,
this architectural masterpiece needs repairs.
History and Art of Shotshells
During the early decades of the 1900s, shotshell boxes were graced
with lovely typefaces and delightful artwork of game animals and hunting
Stamp and wildlife art collectors call it "the federal." But
through its 71-year history, the U.S. Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation
Stamp has been better known as "the duck stamp."