Category Archives: 1930s

Merry Christmas from Your Clarkson Merchants

As the days get shorter, and the chill winter winds begin to blow, we bring our recreation indoors – dancing, bowling, card playing, soup suppers, television, and movies.  And we begin our preparations for Christmas. The Christmas Season was a … Continue reading

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Not Too Big to Fail

The Rise and Fall of the Clarkson State Bank This week’s story concerns a major institution in the Village of Clarkson that flourished and died long before most of us were born – the Clarkson State Bank, one of the … Continue reading

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Beer Joints, Breweries, and a Recipe

Back to our Village’s beer history, but first a few definitions.  One of my smartest readers noted that I was throwing around the terms saloon, tavern, and bar loosely, and she wondered whether there were differences among them?  After doing … Continue reading

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Don’t Let the Heat Get You Down

Think cool thoughts.  It will cool off soon enough.  

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The Slama Saloon

One of the sturdiest buildings on Our Village’s main street is situated on the northeast corner of 3rd and Pine Streets (the gray, concrete block structure on the right side of the above photo).  The building, which has stood on … Continue reading

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Is it HOT enough for you?

A year ago I published a story about the frigid winter of 1935-36, one of the worst in Nebraska’s history – https://clarksonhistory.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/another-winter-of-our-discontent-1936/ The first two months of 1936 were characterized by a virtually unbroken string of bad weather –   frequent, … Continue reading

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From the Odvarka Files

I have received another batch of old photographs from Sharon Odvarka Steinberger, who was kind enough to let me look them over before passing them on to the Clarkson Museum.  Most of them came from the collection of the Odvarka … Continue reading

Posted in 1910s, 1920s, 1930s | 10 Comments