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Collection Number RG0917.AM
Collection Name RG0917 Cox, Wesley Elmer, 1857-1945
Identifier Reminiscence
Size and Materials 1 item; 45 pages
Date or Date Span After 1913
Year Range from 1844
Year Range to 1913
Scope & Content This collection consists of a 45 page, handwritten reminiscence by Wesley E. Cox. Entitled, "Reflections of Early Days in Saline County," Cox describes aspects of homesteading near Swan City, Nebraska, in the 1860s and 1870s. He mentions other homesteaders, particularly William Remington. He includes information on housing; trapping/hunting; the relationship with Indians; funerals; farming (mention of different farm implements used); education (including the establishment of School District #8 by Reverend W.P. Grantham -- school board, other teachers, physical description of the school); social life (including music, dances and spelling bees); and the 1873 blizzard.
Creator Cox, Wesley Elmer, 1857-1945
Finding Aids This is the only finding aid for the collection.
Related units of description A typescript copy of this reminiscence is available in the NSHS Library [921 R99 C83r]
Subjects Agriculture
Bison hunting
Farm life
Indians of North America
People Cox, Abel, 1825-1913
Cox, Wesley Elmer, 1857-1945
Grantham, William P.
Remington, William
Wall, Aaron, 1848-1933
Search Terms Agriculture -- Nebraska -- Saline County
Bison hunting -- Nebraska
Blizzards -- Nebraska -- Saline County
Cox family
Decatur County (Kan.) -- History
Education -- Nebraska -- Saline County
Farm life -- Nebraska
Frontier and pioneer life -- Nebraska -- Saline County
Homestead law -- Nebraska
Homesteading -- Nebraska
Hunting -- Nebraska
Indians of North America -- Nebraska
Pioneers -- Nebraska -- Saline County
Remington family
Saline County (Neb.) -- History
Schools -- Nebraska -- Saline County
Swan City (Neb.) -- History
Trapping -- Nebraska