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Nebraska

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1930s

1930

Roy De Forest is born in North Platte, Nebraska.

1933

Jean Conner is born Jean Sandstedt in Lincoln, Nebraska.

1937

Ed Ruscha is born in Omaha.

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1950s

1954

Bruce Conner transfers to the University of Nebraska during the spring semester and meets his future wife, artist Jean Sandstedt.

1955

Bruce Conner earns his BA from the University of Nebraska.

1955

Jean Conner earns her BFA from the University of Nebraska.

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1957

Bruce Conner marries Jean Sandstedt on September 1 in Lincoln, Nebraska (Sandstedt’s hometown). Together, Bruce and Jean Conner move to San Francisco that night.

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