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Newspaper Nebraska Advertiser (Brownville, Nemaha County, N.T. [Neb.]) 1856-1882

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About Nebraska Advertiser (Brownville, Nemaha County, N.T. [Neb.]) 1856-1882

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

Title

  • Nebraska Advertiser (Brownville, Nemaha County, N.T. [Neb.]) 1856-1882

Names

  • Furnas, Robert W. (Robert Wilkinson), 1824-1905

Dates of Publication

  • 1856-1882

Created / Published

  • Brownville, Nemaha County, N.T. [Neb.] : R.W. Furnas, 1856-1882.

Headings

  • -  Brownville (Neb.)--Newspapers
  • -  Nebraska--Brownville
  • -  United States--Nebraska--Nemaha--Auburn
  • -  United States--Nebraska--Nemaha--Brownville
  • -  United States--Nebraska--Nemaha--Calvert

Genre

  • Newspapers

Notes

  • -  Weekly
  • -  Vol. 1, no. 1 (June 7, 1856)-v. 27, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1882).
  • -  Published at Calvert, Mar.-June, 1882; Auburn, June 8-Nov. 9, 1882.
  • -  Archived issues are available in digital format as part of the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
  • -  Other ed.: Nebraska advertiser (Brownville, Neb. : Daily), Sept. 5-Dec. 24, 1870.
  • -  Merged with: Nemaha County journal, to form: Nemaha County journal and Nebraska advertiser.
  • -  Brownville telegraph issued to Advertiser subscribers, Dec. 5, 1860-Mar. 14, 1861.
  • -  Nemaha County journal
  • -  Nemaha County journal and Nebraska advertiser

Medium

  • 27 volumes : illustrations (chiefly advs.) ; 69 cm

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Newspaper

Library of Congress Control Number

  • sn84020109

OCLC Number

  • 10362256

ISSN Number

  • 2163-7164

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Chicago citation style:

Nebraska Advertiser Brownville, Nemaha County, N.T. Neb. -1882. (Auburn, NE), Jan. 1 1856. https://www.loc.gov/item/sn84020109/.

APA citation style:

(1856, January 1) Nebraska Advertiser Brownville, Nemaha County, N.T. Neb. -1882. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/sn84020109/.

MLA citation style:

Nebraska Advertiser Brownville, Nemaha County, N.T. Neb. -1882. (Auburn, NE) 1 Jan. 1856. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, www.loc.gov/item/sn84020109/.