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Name Fort McPherson (Neb.) -- History

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Image of RG0823.AM - RG0823 Brugh, Ralph W., 1902-1976

RG0823.AM - RG0823 Brugh, Ralph W., 1902-1976

The collection consists of one item, a seventeen page, handwritten manuscript titled "Alma, on the Republican, Its Origin and Early Settlements in the Valley," written by Ralph W. Brugh. It covers the years 1869-1880. Included are names of those who came to explore/settle Harlan County, as well as an account of the fight over naming Alma the county seat.

Image of RG1004.AM - RG1004 Forts (Neb.)

RG1004.AM - RG1004 Forts (Neb.)

The collection contains brief historical notes about the following Nebraska forts: Fort McPherson, Fort Kearny, Fort Sidney, Fort Niobrara, Fort Atkinson, Fort Omaha, Camp Sheridan, Fort Robinson, and Fort Hartsuff. The notes indicate when the forts were established and why they were established. They describe what military life was like at the forts, as well as what happened to the forts after they were no longer in use. Also included in the collection is an essay entitled, "The Role of the Military in Nebraska Frontier Society," by Karen Barry.

Image of RG1007.AM - RG1007 Fowler, E.B.

RG1007.AM - RG1007 Fowler, E.B.

The collection consists of one letter dated July 26, 1873, from E.B. Fowler of Cottonwood Springs, Nebraska, to a Mrs. Barnes. Fowler describes his impressions of living in the sandhills and his feelings of loneliness. He describes an Indian attack and a water spout burst that resulted in the deaths of six men and twenty-eight horses. These occurances happened while he was at Fort McPherson, Nebraska.