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The two-story jail, which sits next to the county courthouse in Nelson, has a few tales to tell. One reflects a violent period in Nebraska's history, and a couple are flat-out crazy.

An ice rink falls within the museum’s mission, the executive director said. “Ice skating in the late 1800s, it was a very popular thing to do. Many small communities had either a pond or even an ice skating rink.” 

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Burial grounds are scattered across Douglas County — downtown, near downtown, on the Nebraska Medical Center campus, near the Field Club and several in the western part of the county near Valley.

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