The Gilded Age Plains City

The Great Sheedy Murder Trial and the Booster Ethos of Lincoln, Nebraska


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Lancaster County Courthouse

  • Lancaster County Courthouse

    This is a photo of the Lancaster County Courthouse at South Tenth and K streets. This is the building where the trial of Mary Sheedy and Monday McFarland occurred.

    • NSHS No.: RG2158-438
    • Collection: Nebraska State Historical Society *
    • Date: 1890
    • Nebraska State Historical Society

McFarland, Monday [Narrative] [Brief Biography]
Sheedy, Mary [Narrative] [Brief Biography]

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