A History Lover's Guide to Lincoln

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Dramatic change accompanied Lincoln’s growth from a village of 30 settlers to a city of 300,000. Today, Lincoln retains the residue of its fascinating past for those who know where to look. Tour Lincoln’s storied heritage by charting the arrival of the university, penitentiary, asylum and railroads. Learn how the early churches still anchor the community. Discover the five towns that later merged into Lincoln. Visualize the artwork that best reflects Lincoln—both the person and city. Locate where Lindbergh learned to fly. Revisit the downtown Lincoln scene of what was once the largest bank robbery in the United States. Picture the once thriving Capitol Beach Amusement Park. Explore Nebraska’s capital city in the expert company of Gretchen M. Garrison.
ISBN: 9781467144452
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Nebraska
Series: History & Guide
Images: 80
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Native Nebraskan Gretchen Garrison loves to explore the stories that define her state. Understanding more about Nebraska's places and people, both past and present, has become her mission. She considers it a privilege that she gets to tell these tales through her articles, books and speaking engagements. Gretchen and her husband, Kyle, are raising their four kids on a southeast Nebraska acreage property that came with the best sunrises. Her first History Press book, Detour Nebraska: Historical Destinations and Natural Wonders, was published in 2017.
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