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Name Platte County (Neb.)

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Image of RG0907.AM - RG0907 Platt Family

RG0907.AM - RG0907 Platt Family

This collection is arranged in six series: 1) Lester W. Platt, 1843-1848; 2) Elvira Gaston Platt, 1853-1914 and undated; 3) Elizabeth Ricketts Whaley Lehman, 1857-1876 and undated; 4) Samuel Platt Ricketts, 1858-1862; 5) George H. Whaley, 1891 and 1955-1962; and 6) Miscellany. This material relates primarily to the missionary and teaching work of members of the Platt, Gaston, and Ricketts families. Also included is information about the Lehman Family, and settlement in and around Tabor, Iowa, just north of Nebraska City, Nebraska. The Lester W. Platt materials of Series One, 1843-1848, consist of copies of documents nominating him as School Teacher and Assistant Agriculturalist for the Paw

RG2344.PH - Collection, Photograph

This collection relates to the Oregon Trail's route through Nebraska and monuments erected along its path. This collection consists of photographic prints and negatives, 1904-1973 and undated, mostly 1910s-1920s. Included are scenes from locations in Nebraska through which the Oregon Trail proceeded. There are also numerous photographs showing markers and monuments erected along the trail and dedication ceremonies for the markers.