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Name Blizzards -- Nebraska -- 1888

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Image of RG0746.AM - RG0746 Borg, John Alfred, 1854-1922

RG0746.AM - RG0746 Borg, John Alfred, 1854-1922

The collection consists of three diaries kept by John Alfred Borg in Dixon County, Nebraska, from 1888-1892 and 1896-1899. Borg primarily writes about farming in Dixon County, along with family happenings, such as building a house in 1889 and landscaping the yard. He also wrote about economic conditions. The diaries are written in Swedish, but a typed translation entitled, "John Alfred Borg: Diary of a Swedish Immigrant, 1888-1899" is included.

Image of RG1019.AM - RG1019 Fuller, Julia

RG1019.AM - RG1019 Fuller, Julia

The collection contains newspaper clippings from the Beatrice Express (Beatrice, Nebraska), dating from 1874, along with two handwritten drafts of articles that were published in the newspaper. These items describe the beginnings of the temperance movement in Beatrice and the activities of the Ladies of Temperance Association of Beatrice. Also included in the collection is a letter from Julia Fuller of Beatrice, Nebraska, dated January 12, 1913, in which she reminisces about the blizzard of 1888.

Image of RG1031.AM - RG1031 Freeman, Minnie Mae

RG1031.AM - RG1031 Freeman, Minnie Mae

This collection consists of two items. The first item is a newspaper clipping entitled, "Minnie Mae Freeman: The Brave Heroine of the Blizzard," which tells of Freeman's efforts to rescue school children during the 1888 blizzard. The second item is a letter written by Freeman from St. Paul, Nebraska, to her friend, Anna Bell, at Mira Creek, Nebraska. The letter is dated November 17, 1887.