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Newspaper The Nebraska Advertiser (Nemaha City, Neb.) 18??-1909

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About The Nebraska Advertiser (Nemaha City, Neb.) 18??-1909

The Nebraska Advertiser was founded in 1856 by a recent resident, Robert Wilkinson Furnas, in Brownville, in Nebraska Territory.  In 1859, Furnas also founded Nebraska Farmer, the first agricultural publication in Nebraska and one its longest running journals.  It is hard to overemphasize his importance to the state of Nebraska.  Furnas was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Nebraska Territory, served in the Civil War as a colonel in the territorial militia, was appointed an Indian Agent of the Omaha, Winnebago and Ponca tribes by President Abraham Lincoln, and was a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.  Furnas was elected the second Governor of the State of Nebraska on the Republican ticket and held the position from 1873 to 1875. Furnas was also the first president of the Nebraska State Historical Society in 1878-90. He remained active in civic affairs throughout his life, and started one or more short-lived newspapers in other parts of the state, including Beatrice  in Gage County. 

Furnas’ political stance was firmly Republican, being philosophically opposed to slavery and an admirer of President Abraham Lincoln.  He had a feisty attitude toward Bourbon Democrats and a profound love of orchards and fruit trees.  Both the antipathy and the admiration are evident in most issues of the newspaper.  

In 1882, the Nebraska Advertiser became the Nemaha County Journal and Nebraska Advertiser. It was published in Auburn, Nebraska, which had become the county seat of Nemaha County.  The subscription price was $1.00 per year.  Later in the century, the title was changed back to Nebraska Advertiser and the paper moved to Nemaha City (also known simply as Nemaha).  The Nebraska Advertiser ceased on July 16, 1909.

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About this Newspaper


  • The Nebraska Advertiser (Nemaha City, Neb.) 18??-1909

Dates of Publication

  • 18??-1909

Created / Published

  • Nemaha City, Neb. : W.W. Sanders, -1909.


  • -  Nebraska--Newspapers
  • -  Nebraska
  • -  United States--Nebraska--Nemaha--Nemaha
  • -  United States--Nebraska--Nemaha--Nemaha City


  • Newspapers


  • -  Weekly
  • -  Ceased on July 16, 1909.
  • -  Also available on microfilm.
  • -  Archived issues are available in digital format as part of the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
  • -  Description based on: Vol. 36, no. 47 (June 24, 1892).


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Call Number/Physical Location

  • Newspaper

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2010270508

OCLC Number

  • 642902384
  • n642902384

ISSN Number

  • 2163-6788

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The Nebraska Advertiser Nemaha City, Neb. 18??. (Nemaha, NE), 18??.

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(18??) The Nebraska Advertiser Nemaha City, Neb. 18??. Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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The Nebraska Advertiser Nemaha City, Neb. 18??. (Nemaha, NE) 18??. Retrieved from the Library of Congress,