Nebraska Authors

Joseph Garneau, Jr.

The author was Commissioner General for the Nebraska Exhibit at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition (World's Fair) in Chicago. The Nebraska State Legislature did not appropriate much money for the Nebraska building and display, and Garneau was roundly criticized in the state for the quality of the Nebraska exhibit. His 1893 paper expounding on the wonders of Nebraska is available at UNL Digital Commons.
Garneau founded the Garneau Cracker Company before he moved to New York to start a wine exporting business. His Omaha home was purchased by Thomas Kirkpatrick and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
New York, NY

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


1893 World's Columbian Exposition; Chicago World's Fair


Vice President and Treasurer, Joseph Garneau Cracker Company
Commissioner General, Nebraska Columbian Exhibit
Wine Exporter

Places Worked

Nebraska Columbian Exhibit, 1893
Joseph Garneau Cracker Company


Nebraska: Her Resources, Advantages and Development. 1893.

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