Historical Happenings 100 Years Ago July 3, 1919 The army worm made it a bad year for farmers of Nebraska, eating their crops. Many of the farmers found the worm while working in the fields, more so in alfalfa. Gothenburg native J. W. Nichols found the worms in his garden. A farmer named J.PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!