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Name Broken Bow (Neb.)

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Image of RG1076.AM - RG1076 Hawthorne, Boone B., 1864-1942

RG1076.AM - RG1076 Hawthorne, Boone B., 1864-1942

Boone B. Hawthorne was a teacher, school administrator, and homesteader in Custer, Grant, and Loup Counties. This collection relates to his career in education and to homesteading. The manuscript portion of the collection consists of Hawthorne's writings about homesteading. The manuscripts relate particularly to homesteading on land withdrawn from the Nebraska National Forest, 1909-1913.

RG1076.PH - Collection, Photograph

Boone B. Hawthorne was a teacher, school administrator, and homesteader in Custer, Grant, and Loup Counties. This collection relates to his career in education and to homesteading. This collection consists of photographic prints, 1893-1908 and undated. Hawthorne taught at Mrrna, Sargent, Loup City, Broken Bow, and Hyannis, Nebraska. These photographs document his teaching career and include a variety of class photos. Also included are images of horseback riding, picnicking, and the Sears store in Hyannis.

RG2134.PH - Collection, Photograph

The Kinkaid Homestead Law of 1904 and the opening of the abandoned Fort Niobrara Military Reservation in late 1913 brought large numbers of people to the central plains of Nebraska. This collection contains photographs depicting the crowds that were drawn to the area for these events. This collection contains four photographic prints of large groups of people standing in line to acquire land. One shows the city street of Broken Bow, Nebraska, when it was still unpaved and muddy, ca.1913. Visible in the background are tents, buildings, and hopeful land owners waiting their turn to claim land. Of special interest is the photograph of Hazel Graham, the first woman to register at the Fort Niob

RG3139.PH - Collection, Photograph

This collection consists of photographs depicting major winter storms in Nebraska. Many of the photos show the aftermath of the blizzard of 1949. Included are images of the devastation to livestock and the equipment used to dig out of the snow. This collection consists of photographic prints of houses, farms, and roads under many feet of snow. Photographs show bulldozers and trains with large blades attempting to clear transportation routes, farmers digging cattle out of drifts, frozen livestock in a field, and people standing by snow drifts twenty feet high. Most of the photos are of the 1949 blizzard. There are also a few photographs and drawings of the 1888 blizzard and blizzards of 188

RG3335.PH - Collection, Photograph

Custer County, Nebraska, was established in 1877. This collection relates to various activities and places in Custer County. Included are the towns of Anselmo, Ansley, Berwyn, Callaway, Comstock, Broken Bow, Mason City, Jefferson, Merna, Milburn, New Helena, Round Valley, Sargent, Weissert, and Yucca Hill, Nebraska. This collection of photographic prints documents settlement in the Sandhills of Nebraska. Photographs of Custer County, Nebraska, include sod houses, log houses, and scenes of towns and rural areas around the turn of the twentieth century.