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Collection Number RG0905.AM
Collection Name RG0905 Munn, Eugene Campbell, 1836-1919
Identifier Reminiscence
Size and Materials 1 folder
Title Eugene Campbell Munn reminiscence
Year Range from 1836
Year Range to 1891
Admin/Biographical History See the collection for detailed biographical information.
Scope & Content The collection consists of a typescript reminiscence entitled, "Reminiscences of My Life - From Boyhood," by Eugene Munn, Otoe County, Nebraska. The reminiscence documents his life up to 1891. It mostly describes his career as a freighter to Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and Montana from the late 1850s to the mid-1860s.

Munn worked for the Russell, Majors & Waddell Company as well as others. He writes about many details of his journeys: daily life; relationships with Indians and with Mormons; weather (including the blizzart at Fowlers Bluffs on April 12, 1862); the land; and the wagon train encounters with buffalo. He also writes about a confrontation with a Claim Protecting Club in 1857 when he lived in Cass County, Nebraska. In the 1870s-1880s he was active in local and state politics. Munn served three separate terms in the Nebraska State Legislature between 1871 and 1887.

Also included with the reminiscence is a photocopy of his biography that appears in "Otoe County Pioneers."
Creator Munn, Eugene Campbell, 1836-1919
Finding Aids This is the only finding aid available.
Related units of description See also Proceedings and Collections of the Nebraska State Historical Society, vol. 10, pp. 313-317: "Early Freighting and Claims Club Days in Nebraska," by Eugene Munn.
Subjects Politicians
People Munn, Eugene Campbell, 1836-1919
Search Terms Freight and freightage
Legislators -- Nebraska -- Otoe County
Montana -- Description and travel
Nebraska -- Description and travel
Otoe County (Neb.) -- History
Overland journeys
Politicians -- Nebraska -- Otoe County
Russell, Majors & Waddell Company
Utah -- Description and travel
Wyoming -- Description and travel