America's Shortest Interstate Railroad: The Believe It or Not Railroad, by Richard L. Schmeling.
$19.95/$17.95 members (paper)
The Ideal Cement Company near Superior
owned and operated the Nebraska-Kansas Railroad. Its claim to
national fame was for being the shortest interstate railroad.
Historic Railroads of Nebraska, by Michael M. Bartels and James J. Reisdorff.
$21.99/$19.79 members (paper)
Learn about the land, the tracks, building
a state, landmarks and events, and the freight train renaissance.
An Images of Rail publication.
Nebraska Impressions, photography by Steve Mulligan and
Cheryl R. Richter.
$9.95/$8.96 members (paper)
Showcases the natural history and culture
of Nebraska, with photographs of the tallgrass prairie, rivers,
historic sites, and cultural events.
Nebraska's Post Office Murals: Born of the Depression, Fostered by the New Deal, by L. Robert Puschendorf.
$29.95/$26.95 members (cloth)
Produced in full color and generously illustrated
with photographs not only of the murals, but with images of the
artists' sketches and working drawings obtained from the Smithsonian's
Archives of American Art and American Art Museum, the National
Archives, and from family collections. Many of these illustrations
have never been published. The book is filled with detailed correspondence
between the artists and the government officials who administered
The Only State: A
History of Public Power in Nebraska, by
Don Schaufelberger and Bill Beck.
$29.99/$26.99 members (cloth)
Nebraska has the only unicameral legislature,
and is the only state in the nation providing electricity that
is publicly owned. The story of how public power evolved into
a statewide system using nuclear and coal-fired electric power
plants, hydroelectric dams, wind turbines, and gas generation
The Platte: Channels in Time, by Paul A. Johnsgard.
$12.95/$11.65 members (paper)
A look at the past, present, and future
of the Platte River.
Pine Ridge Sketches,
by Kit Watson.
$20/$18 members (paper)
Beautiful black and white drawings of images
found in the Pine Ridge country of northwestern Nebraska are
accompanied by short scripts. The drawings include historical,
everyday, old, new, thoughtful and humorous images that tell
an amazing story of Nebraska.
Train Time in Nebraska:
The Post Card Era, by Michael
M. Bartels and James J. Reisdorff.
$24.95/$22.45 members (paper)
At the turn of the twentieth century, writing
a message on a penny postcard was an American tradition. Picture
postcards became an art form sought by collectors then and now.
Railroad depots were important to communities and travelers.
This book looks back at postcards between 1900 and 1915, the
golden era of the railroad station in Nebraska.
The Valentine Railroad Bridge, by Jerry Penry.
$13.95/12.55 members (paper)
Completed in 1910, the Valentine railroad
bridge is a visible landmark in northern Nebraska. The tallest
railroad bridge ever built in the state crosses the Niobrara
River southeast of Valentine. The American Bridge Company fabricated
and framed the railroad bridge.