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Name Platte River Valley

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Image of RG0740.AM - RG0740 Rogers, Eliphus Hibbard, 1830-1881

RG0740.AM - RG0740 Rogers, Eliphus Hibbard, 1830-1881

This collection consists of one letter dated December 1, 1856. The letter, written by Eliphus H. Rogers while he was living in Omaha, was addressed to his brother, Lucius. The letter describes the new "prairie country" of Nebraska Territory, particularly the Platte River Valley. Calling the Platte Valley "the richest part of the territory," Rogers comments on the good soil, the availability of water, the climate, and the supply of coal and limestone. His encouragement to Lucius to visit Nebraska must have had some impact, as Lucius arrived in Nebraska in 1857.