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Lt. Col. George A. Larson, USAF (Ret.) :     Book Signing Event!

Lt. Col. George A. Larson USAF (Ret.): Author of “Great Plains Warriors of World War II: Air Bases and Plants Built for War: Nebraska’s Contribution to Winning the War” book signing event will be held in place of our monthly … Continue reading

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Lake Minatare Breeze ~ VCC Co. 2745

The Lake Minatare Breeze was the VCC (Veterans Conservation Corp) Company #2745 camp newspaper/newsletter which was published for the first time on April 15, 1935.  The first editor was Herbert Musgrave.  “The Breeze”, as it was affectionately known, was published bi-monthly in … Continue reading

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Valley and Range newspaper

The Valley and Range newspaper was established by T.F. Sheppard  and became the first newspaper in the town of Minatare, Nebraska.  Volume 1, issue 1 went to press on Thursday, February 6, 1902 and at that time it was the only newspaper in town. This … Continue reading

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The Minatare Reporter newspaper

The Minatare Reporter newspaper was established by C.M. Lee with the first issue going to press on Thursday, Aug 20, 1914.  At the time this first issue was printed the Minatare Free Press was also being published.  Since we don’t … Continue reading

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Kent Hargraves

History of the Union Pacific Railroad, their stations, sidings and spur tracks in western Nebraska. Kent Hargraves has been interested in the Union Pacific Railroad since he was just a youngster, now employed by the UP as a Director of … Continue reading

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Registry of Jewish Holocaust Survivors

This collection is a unique 4 volume resource published by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in cooperation with the American Gathering of the Jewish Holocaust Survivors which lists the known survivors of the holocaust of WW2 including the years … Continue reading

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Kathy Wilson

History of Fort Sidney and the Old Boot Hill Cemetery Kathy “Madam Boots” Wilson, Old Boot Hill Cemetery committee chairperson will present her program on the history of Fort Sidney and Sidney’s original cemetery now known as the Old Boot … Continue reading

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Glenda Larsen

FUR-A-CAUSE! Glenda Larsen will present her program on the history and styles of fur coats and fur accessories from the 1920’s to the 1960’s and will display a small portion of her collection of more than 100 fur coats.  Not only … Continue reading

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35mm Photo Slide Scanning Service

Over the years we have worked on a number of projects which required the scanning of 35mm slides and film negatives.  Instead of outsourcing the work to an out of area vendor we opted to purchase our own equipment so … Continue reading

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Minatare Free Press newspaper

The Minatare Free Press newspaper actually began its existence as The Sentinel in what we believe to be the week of Sept 15, 1904.  To the best of our knowledge ownership of the paper at the time the name change … Continue reading

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