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Object ID RG0919.AM
Collection RG0919 Cozad, Justus Lafayette, 1833-1910
Object Name Reminiscence
Extent of Description 1 volume
Title Life and Times of Justus L. Cozad in Nebraska, 1855-1862
Dates of Creation 1908
Year Range from 1908
Year Range to 1908
Admin/Biographical History Justus Lafayette Cozad served as the Deputy U.S. Surveyor in southeastern Nebraska in the 1850s-1860s.
Scope & Content This collection consists of a bound reminiscence, handrwitten by Justus L. Cozad in 1908. The reminiscence primarily deals with with life in southeastern Nebraska from 1855-1862. He describes what a surveyor does in detail, what areas of Nebraska he surveyed. He mentions the names of the people he worked with as well as the legal descriptions of the surveyed land. He also writes about his time as a farmer in Cass County, Nebraska. He includes an accout of a journey to Denver in the winter of 1860-1861. Cozad also makes references to working for various railroad companies in Ohio.
Creator Cozad, Justus Lafayette, 1833-1910
Finding Aids This is the only finding aid available.
Subjects Surveying
Farm life
Land use
Indians of North America
Railroad employees
People Cozad, Justus Lafayette, 1833-1910
Search Terms Rock Bluffs (Neb.) -- History
Cass County (Neb.) -- History
Surveying -- Nebraska
Surveyors -- Nebraska
Bison -- Nebraska
Farm life -- Nebraska
Overland journeys
Railroad employees
Land use -- Nebraska