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Name Saline County (Neb.)

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Image of RG0721.AM - RG0721 Nebraska Farmer

RG0721.AM - RG0721 Nebraska Farmer

This material is arranged in one series: 1) Sod House letters, 1957-1958. It consists of letters to the Nebraska Farmer written by pioneers in 1957 and 1958, relating their experiences in the late 19th and early 20th Century. The letters were printed in a series titled, "I Lived In A Soddy," and relate primarily to building and living in sod houses. Correspondents also wrote about contemporary social and religious life; discussed farming experiences, including crops raised and yields obtained for different years; and other related aspects of agricultural life. For copies of the letters consult the "Sod House Letters" volume in the Library Collections.

Image of RG0944.AM - RG0944 Demaray, Elmer N., 1887-1969

RG0944.AM - RG0944 Demaray, Elmer N., 1887-1969

The collection consists primarily of a photocopy of a handwritten booklet entitled, "In Days of Old," by Ella M. (Treaster) Smithson, December 1938. She relates the James Treaster family history and pioneer life in Nebraska, particularly in Fillmore and Saline Counties through the 1870s-1880s. The basis for much of the booklet are the letters written by her mother, Elizabeth Treaster, with elaboration made by Ella - much of which she experienced as a child. Topics include homesteading, farming practices, schools/classroom activities, toys, social activities, and health concerns. Of particular note is the grasshopper infestation of 1874. Toward the end of the booklet she writes of the

Image of RG1064.AM - RG1064 Hammond, George

RG1064.AM - RG1064 Hammond, George

The collection consists of a daily account of the road and bridge building work and carpentry done by George Hammond while he was a road boss southwest of Wilber, Nebraska, from March 24, 1896 to August 14, 1897. He also notes the weather conditions and trips to Wilber. Also included in the collection is a newspaper clipping from the Nebraska State Journal about a heavy rainstorm that hit southeast Nebraska on May 13, 1896.

RG3249.PH - Collection, Photograph

3 photographs; Henry Burden was a former slave and Civil War veteran who homesteaded in Saline County. This collection relates to his homestead and his family. This collection consists of photographic prints, ca.1891 and undated. Photographs show Henry Burden, his family, and his homestead south of Pleasant Hill, Nebraska.

RG3403.PH - Collection, Photograph

Approximately 63 photographs; George Albert Gregory was a teacher and principal at Gates Academy in Neligh, Nebraska; superintendent of public schools in Crete, Nebraska; and inspector of state normal training in Nebraska. His daughter, Annadora Foss Gregory, was a professor of social studies at Chadron State College in Nebraska and wrote her doctoral dissertation on the history of Crete, Nebraska. This collection relates to the Gregorys' careers as educators; the history of Crete and Saline County; and community, school, and church activities. This collection consists of photographic prints, 1881-1925 and undated. Among the images are Gregory family members and friends; the Gregory home i

RG3582.PH - Collection, Photograph

Approximately 15 photographs; Willard A. Cox was a resident of Wilber, Saline County, Nebraska. This collection includes images related to childhood and community life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This collection consists of photographic prints, ca.1880s-early 1900s and undated. Included are images of children, street scenes, buildings, transportation, and the interior of a bar.

RG3680.PH - Collection, Photograph

Crete, Nebraska, was established by J.C. Bickle in 1868. This collection of photographs documents the town of Crete, Nebraska. This collection consists of photographic prints relating to Crete, Nebraska. The photographs show students, 1908; early high school basketball teams; girl scouts; and Doane College. There are street scenes and pictures of buildings, as well asimages of the Crete flood of 1950. Also included are portraits of the Bickle family,founders of Crete.

RG4105.PH - Collection, Photograph

3 photographs; The Ludwig Weber family were Germans from Russia who settled in Saline County, Nebraska. This collection relates to the Weber family and the experiences of their relatives who remained in the Volga region of Russia. This collection consists of photographic prints, ca.1878, ca.1910-1915, and undated. The photographs show Ludwig Weber with his wife, Maria and son, Frederick; Henry Kahm and customers in a blacksmith shop in Friend, Nebraska; and a sod home labeled as the "last sod house on the Cedar-Valley."