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Name Dawes County (Neb.) -- History

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Image of RG0795.AM - RG0795 Iaeger, Louis John Frederick, 1856-1930

RG0795.AM - RG0795 Iaeger, Louis John Frederick, 1856-1930

This collection consists of one reel of microfilm containing four diaries dating from 1885-1890. The diaries relate to L.J.F. Iaeger's dual careers as Police Judge and Justice of the Peace in Chadron, Nebraska. As a public servant, Iaeger was privy to much of the local news and gossip in the Chadron and Dawes County areas. His daily diary entries reflect this knowledge as he makes note of visitors to town, election information, and the local political scene, weather conditions, arrests, his assignments and duties as a public official, and the development or failure of local businesses. Volume 1 contains Snake Creek Ranche account records of May-June, 1881 and notations on warrants, claims, fe

Image of RG0860.AM - RG0860 Appleton Family

RG0860.AM - RG0860 Appleton Family

This collection consists of correspondence to Hannah Appleton from her sons, Frank and Oliver, and her husband, Amos, describing their observations of and relations with Indians at the Red Cloud Agency in 1874. Of particular interest is Amos Appleton's account of the Indians cutting down the Agency flagpole. Also included is a diary kept by Frank Appleton (two entries, 1874) and, later, Maggie Appleton (Hannah's daughter). Frank was killed shortly after he made the second entry. Maggie describes a trip to Washington, D.C., with her uncle, Indian agent J.J. Saville, and several Sioux, including Red Cloud.

Image of RG0860.AM Diary - RG0860 Appleton Family

RG0860.AM Diary - RG0860 Appleton Family

Diary kept by Frank Appleton (two entries, 1874) and, later, Maggie Appleton (Hannah's daughter). Frank was killed shortly after he made the second entry. Maggie describes a trip to Washington, D.C., with her uncle, Indian agent J.J. Saville, and several Sioux, including Red Cloud.

Image of RG0862.AM - RG0862 Carley, Furman B., 1859-1940

RG0862.AM - RG0862 Carley, Furman B., 1859-1940

This collection consists of F.B. Carley's reminiscence, January 22, 1930. He describes the appointment of the first justice of the peace at Fort Robinson, Nebraska, in the 1880s and the demise of cattle ranching in northwest Nebraska. Carley writes also of cowboy life in Sioux and Dawes Counties, Nebraska, and the demise of cattle ranching in northwest Nebraska.

Image of RG0934.AM - RG0934 Danley, William Arthur, 1860-1927

RG0934.AM - RG0934 Danley, William Arthur, 1860-1927

This collection contains the journals, papers, genealogies and family histories of the William Danley and John Stetter families. The primary documents include three generations of journals: the 1856 journal of William's father, Samuel Danley, the 1888 journal of William Danley, and the 1918 journal of Neal Danley, William's son. Also included are various letters and personal items. There are a number of family trees and genealogical summaries for both the William Danley family, and the John Stetter family (William's brother-in-law by marriage to his sister, Margaret). Various historical narratives and family history summaries are also included in the collection.