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Name Farm life -- Nebraska

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Image of RG0812.AM - RG0812 Brown, Thomas J., 1853-1939

RG0812.AM - RG0812 Brown, Thomas J., 1853-1939

This collection contains two typescript reminiscences by Reverend T.J. Brown. "Early Scenes in Nebraska" relates to the J.H. Horbet family. Brown writes of their coming to Nebraska in 1860 and of their encounters with Indians. The other, a three-page typescript, describes the beginnings of the Congregational Church in eastern Nebraska and daily life in frontier Nebraska. Rev. Brown mentions Mormons traveling across Nebraska in 1862. A third reminiscence entitled, "What I Saw When I Was A Boy," is essentially the same as "Early Scenes in Nebraska." Also included are two letters written by T.J. Brown to A.E. Sheldon of the Nebraska State Historical Society. The letters describe the reminisc

Image of RG0917.AM - RG0917 Cox, Wesley Elmer, 1857-1945

RG0917.AM - RG0917 Cox, Wesley Elmer, 1857-1945

This collection consists of a 45 page, handwritten reminiscence by Wesley E. Cox. Entitled, "Reflections of Early Days in Saline County," Cox describes aspects of homesteading near Swan City, Nebraska, in the 1860s and 1870s. He mentions other homesteaders, particularly William Remington. He includes information on housing; trapping/hunting; the relationship with Indians; funerals; farming (mention of different farm implements used); education (including the establishment of School District #8 by Reverend W.P. Grantham -- school board, other teachers, physical description of the school); social life (including music, dances and spelling bees); and the 1873 blizzard.

Image of RG0919.AM - RG0919 Cozad, Justus Lafayette, 1833-1910

RG0919.AM - RG0919 Cozad, Justus Lafayette, 1833-1910

This collection consists of a bound reminiscence, handwritten by Justus L. Cozad in 1908. The reminiscence primarily deals with life in southeastern Nebraska from 1855-1862. He describes what a surveyor does in detail, what areas of Nebraska he surveyed. He mentions the names of the people he worked with as well as the legal descriptions of the surveyed land. He also writes about his time as a farmer in Cass County, Nebraska. He includes an account of a journey to Denver in the winter of 1860-1861. Cozad also makes references to working for various railroad companies in Ohio.

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.