History & Culture

NEBRASKA'S ONE-ROOM SCHOOLHOUSES

Nebraska's One-Room Schoolhouses

School days, school days, dear old golden rule days. Readin' and 'ritin' and 'rithmetic...Welcome…
COOL CAVES

Cool Caves

A rarely seen world exists beneath the Nebraska prairie. Whether for utility, security, shelter or…
The Mystery of Alfred Packer

The Mystery of Alfred Packer

It's was no secret that prospector and blizzard survivor Alfred Packer had dined on human flesh,…
Husker Volleyball's Queens of the Court

Husker Volleyball's Queens of the Court

With three national championships, and four Olympic athletes, Nebraska volleyball’s storied…
11 Colorado Ghost Towns

11 Colorado Ghost Towns

Colorado's gold rush brought humanity and hardship to these rocky mountains. Mining towns popped up…
Alan J. Bartels & Associated Press

The Great Flood of 2011

The roar of the Missouri flowing through the 14 floodgates spanning the shared Nebraska and South…
Smaldone, Denver's Mob Family

Smaldone, Denver's Mob Family

Brothers Clyde and Checkers Smaldone used their north Denver family restaurant, Gaetano’s, as the…
Arvada's Santa U

Arvada's Santa U

Everybody knows that Santa Claus’ workshop is at the North Pole, but where’s Santa University?…
Penny-Smashing Road Trip

Penny-Smashing Road Trip

Millions of tourists visit Colorado each year with a short list of things to see while they’re…
Colorado's State Symbols

Colorado's State Symbols

Can you go to jail for picking columbines? Is a lark bunting a lark or a bunting? Does our state…
Ridgway's Legendary True Grit Cafe

Ridgway's Legendary True Grit Cafe

Legend and reality meet in Ridgway, where the True Grit Cafe serves up home-cooked western fare to…
IF THE BOOT FITS

If The Boot Fits

Folklore explains the worn cowboy boots seen on Nebraska’s roadsides.
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