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Collection Number RG0919.AM
Collection Name RG0919 Cozad, Justus Lafayette, 1833-1910
Identifier Reminiscence
Size and Materials 1 volume
Title Life and Times of Justus L. Cozad in Nebraska, 1855-1862
Date or Date Span 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, handwritten by Justus L. Cozad in 1908. The reminiscence primarily deals 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 account 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 Bison
Farm life
Indians of North America
Land use
Railroad employees
Surveying
Surveyors
People Cozad, Justus Lafayette, 1833-1910
Search Terms Bison -- Nebraska
Cass County (Neb.) -- History
Farm life -- Nebraska
Land use -- Nebraska
Overland journeys
Railroad employees
Rock Bluffs (Neb.) -- History
Surveying -- Nebraska
Surveyors -- Nebraska