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Name Dixon County (Neb.) -- History

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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 RG1026.AM - RG1026 Gilmer, Bessie May (Tucker), 1898-1992

RG1026.AM - RG1026 Gilmer, Bessie May (Tucker), 1898-1992

The collection consists of reminiscences of Bessie May (Tucker) Gilmer of Lincoln, Nebraska. These reminiscences trace Gilmer's life as a child, teacher, and wife in northeast Nebraska, the Sandhills, and Lincoln, Nebraska. She writes about her parents, siblings, friends, neighbors, and her husband, Robert Gilmer, as well as their children. She makes observations on various things including education in Nebraska; the Kinkaid Act; how to build a sod house; weather; her boyfriends; influenze; and the Great Depression.