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Name Arcadia (Neb.)

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Image of RG1079.AM - RG1079 Weddel Family

RG1079.AM - RG1079 Weddel Family

This collection consists of five items in two series: 1) Reminiscences, 1978, 1989, and 1997; and 2) Biographical Materials, 2004. The materials document the memories and lives of Weddel family members. The Reminiscences of Series One were written by C.A. Weddel, Luella Weddel, and Bonnie (Weddel) Caplan. C.A. Weddel's "A Few Vignettes of the Past" was written for his daughter in 1978. Weddel writes about his family history, his schooling, and what growing up in Arcadia, Nebraska, was like during the 1910s and early 1920s. He recalls Chautauqua appearances, the celebration of Armistice Day in 1918, the Spanish Influenza, the appearance of "Mother" Bloor in Loup City during the Depression a

Image of RG1080.AM - RG1080 Miles, Floyd, 1904-1989

RG1080.AM - RG1080 Miles, Floyd, 1904-1989

This reminiscence, written by Floyd Miles in 1980, is an autobiographical account of his youth. Miles describes the circumstances which forced his widowed father to place his children at the Child Saving Institute of Omaha and into foster homes. Miles also recounts the abusive treatment he received in one family and the financially poor, but loving, home provided by his permanent foster parents, Malon and Eva Wolford.

RG2765.PH - Collection, Photograph

Valley County, so named because it was composed mostly of valley land, was established in 1873. This collection consists of photographs of Ord and Arcadia, Nebraska, as well as rural areas around the county. This collection consists of fifty-five photographic prints and postcards. Many of the photos document buildings, ca.1907-1910, in Ord and Arcadia, Nebraska. Also included are photos of public buildings, such as schools, the courthouse in Ord, and the Arcadia Public Library.