|Collection||RG0905 Munn, Eugene Campbell, 1836-1919|
|Extent of Description||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.|
Munn, Eugene Campbell, 1836-1919
Freight and freightage
Politicians -- Nebraska -- Otoe County
Legislators -- Nebraska -- Otoe County
Russell, Majors & Waddell Company
Utah -- Description and travel
Montana -- Description and travel
Wyoming -- Description and travel
Nebraska -- Description and travel
Otoe County (Neb.) -- History