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Image of RG0878.AM - RG0878 Douglass, Leon Forrest, 1869-1940

RG0878.AM - RG0878 Douglass, Leon Forrest, 1869-1940

This collection consists of a photocopy of the typescript autobiography, "Leon Forrest Douglass: His Story;" 183 p., with illustrations and photographs [photocopies only]. Of special interest for Nebraska and western history are the first two chapters, "Pioneer Ancestors" and "Boyhood," in which Douglass recounts tales of the civil war and westward movement handed down by his father and grandfather, and his own experiences growing up on homesteads and in Lincoln, Nebraska. The rest of the manuscript chronicles his life, inventions, travels and fortunes through the beginning of the year 1940 [date based on internal evidence].