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Name Frontier and pioneer life -- Nebraska

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Image of RG0780.AM - RG0780 Peet, Paulina C., 1851-1935

RG0780.AM - RG0780 Peet, Paulina C., 1851-1935

This collection consists of four letters, 1898-1941 and undated. The collection includes three letters written by Paulina Peet and a cover letter accompanying one of them. An 1898 letter written by Mrs. Peet to her son Dale, who was then residing in Viola, Iowa, describes the winter weather and the conditions of livestock in the Springview, Keya Paha County area, improvements to the family farm, and family news and social events. A 1925 letter to her granddaughter discusses family news during a visit to Lusk, Wyoming. An undated Thanksgiving message to her friends in the Ladies Aid of Brocksburg, Nebraska is accompanied by a 1941 cover letter written by one of the Ladies Aid members who remin

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 RG0970.AM - RG0970 James, Arabella Jane (Dunn), 1906-2003

RG0970.AM - RG0970 James, Arabella Jane (Dunn), 1906-2003

This collection consists of correspondence written to Belle Dunn in 1926 regarding the history of Blaine County, Nebraska. The letters contain reminiscences of settlement in the area, mostly describing events from the 1880s. Early settlers, the organization of towns, weather phenomena, postal service, schools, and homes are among the topics discussed.

Image of RG0991.AM - RG0991 Farrell, Dennis, -1903

RG0991.AM - RG0991 Farrell, Dennis, -1903

The collection consists of a letter dated August 27, 1903, written by Dennis Farrell from New York City to J. Amos Barrett at the Nebraska State Historical Society in Lincoln, Nebraska. In the letter Farrell recounts traveling on a train from Julesburg, Colorado, to Omaha, Nebraska, and seeing William Thompson, a railroad worker who had been scalped during the Plum Creek Massacre in August of 1867. Farrell also describes a time with a wagon train when they encountered hostile Indians. The letter gives brief impressions of Julesburg, Colorado, and Farrell’s life as a rancher. A typed transcript of the letter is also included.

Image of RG0999.AM - RG0999 Flick, Joseph, 1818-1899

RG0999.AM - RG0999 Flick, Joseph, 1818-1899

This collection consists of one letter dated December 20, 1871. This letter, written by Joseph Flick to A. A. Rowley (a resident of his former home, Dane County, Wisconsin), discusses Flick's plans to settle in Clay County, Nebraska. Flick describes the location of his intended homestead and provides information on the rush of settlers to the area. His analysis of the area includes descriptions of available timber, soil conditions, and wild animals.

Image of RG1063.AM - RG1063 Wilson, Everett Pitt, 1868-1956

RG1063.AM - RG1063 Wilson, Everett Pitt, 1868-1956

This collection consists of 3 boxes of manuscript material arranged in five series: (1) Research Material, 1928-1934 (themes and manuscripts by students of Professor Wilson); (2) Correspondence, 1932-1944; (3) Addresses; (4) Pine Ridge Historical Association, 1938; and (5) Miscellany. The bulk of this collection relates to research projects done by students in Everett P. Wilson's history class at Chadron State Teachers College, Chadron, Nebraska. Much of the material relates to Western Nebraska history. It includes information on the counties and cities of Nebraska, ranches, the cattle industry, and a large amount of pioneer reminiscences.

Image of RG1096.AM - RG1096 Hotze, William Herman, 1872-1962

RG1096.AM - RG1096 Hotze, William Herman, 1872-1962

The collection consists of two copies of "Into Pawnee Buffalo Land" by William H. Hotze, 1957. The manuscript relates primarily to settlement and pioneer life in southwestern Nebraska, focusing on Red Willow County, and particularly Indianola, Nebraska. Hotze's manuscript combines personal reminiscences and research to describe both everyday life and notable events in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Topics covered include agriculture and gardening, weather and natural disasters, domestic life, education, politics, Native Americans, overland travel, and holiday celebrations. The manuscript also includes information about various families and individuals who settled in the area and a few po

Image of RG1099.AM - RG1099 Hulshizer, Nellie Blanche (Slonecker), 1897-1982

RG1099.AM - RG1099 Hulshizer, Nellie Blanche (Slonecker), 1897-1982

The collection contains materials concerning the publication of the article, "Pioneering on the Niobrara at Meadville," in <em>Nebraska History</em>, vol. 34, no. 2. Nellie B. Hulshizer of Ainsworth, Nebraska, writes about the lives of her grandfather, Merritt Mead and his wife Sarah, particularly when they were living in Thayer, Brown, and Keya Paha Counties in Nebraska from the 1870s to the early 1900s. Hulshizer writes about their family and neighbors, homesteading, weather, health, and vigilance committees. Noted was the establishment of Meadville, Nebraska, named after Merritt Mead. The collection also includes correspondence between Hulshizer and Harry Robinson of the NSHS in regards

Image of RG3801.AM - RG3801 Adriance, Jacob, 1835-1921

RG3801.AM - RG3801 Adriance, Jacob, 1835-1921

This collection consists of one folder containing correspondence, 1911-1914, and a biography. The material in this collection relates to the reminiscences of Rev. Adriance's early days as a circuit rider in Nebraska in 1857.