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Name Saline County (Neb.) -- History

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Image of RG0787.AM - RG0787 Slepicka, Alois, 1875-1964

RG0787.AM - RG0787 Slepicka, Alois, 1875-1964

The collection consists of one folder containing correspondence, clippings and ephemera relating to the life and political career of Alois Slepicka. The materials date from ca. 1904-1964 and include a copy of Alois Slepicka's obituary.

Image of RG0917.AM - RG0917 Cox, Wesley Elmer, 1857-1945

RG0917.AM - RG0917 Cox, Wesley Elmer, 1857-1945

This collection consists of a 45 page, handwritten reminiscence by Wesley E. Cox. Entitled, "Reflections of Early Days in Saline County," Cox describes aspects of homesteading near Swan City, Nebraska, in the 1860s and 1870s. He mentions other homesteaders, particularly William Remington. He includes information on housing; trapping/hunting; the relationship with Indians; funerals; farming (mention of different farm implements used); education (including the establishment of School District #8 by Reverend W.P. Grantham -- school board, other teachers, physical description of the school); social life (including music, dances and spelling bees); and the 1873 blizzard.

Image of RG1023.AM - RG1023 Garton, Nancy Elizabeth (Cox), 1843-1929

RG1023.AM - RG1023 Garton, Nancy Elizabeth (Cox), 1843-1929

The collection consists of the reminiscences of Nancy Garton (Mrs. Alf Garton) of Dewitt, Saline County, Nebraska. The reminiscences cover the years 1864-1868 and describe early pioneer experiences in Saline County, Nebraska. They describe grasshopper infestations, hail storms, and floods. The reminiscences also include information about the Cox and Garton families.