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Name Seward County (Neb.)

Associated Records

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 RG0979.AM - RG0979 Emerson, Abijah M.

RG0979.AM - RG0979 Emerson, Abijah M.

The collection contains an account book, 1895-1900, which includes all kinds of home and work-related expenses. Several people's names are mentioned, including E.N. Waldron. There are military pension papers from 1890 for Charles Emerson of Tamora, Nebraska; the will of Charles Emerson from 1898; and papers relating to land sales between the Emerson family and various individuals.

RG2539.PH - Collection, Photograph

By the spring of 1937, the devasting effects of drought and dust storms had caused millions of tons of topsoil on the Great Plains to be blown away. This led to the planting of trees for windbreaks or shelterbelts on farms. This collection consists of photographs showing various shelterbelts in Nebraska. Eighteen photographic prints showing various farms in Nebraska with shelterbelts. Many of the photos are aerial views that give perspective to the size of the shelterbelt and stages of tree growth.

RG2748.PH - Collection, Photograph

This collection consists of photographs showing scenes from various small towns in Nebraska. Thirty-four photographic prints and postcards showing main streets, schoolhouses, depots, a saloon, street activity, a lawn party, and a parade in several small towns of Nebraska. Most of these photographs are from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

RG3084.PH - Collection, Photograph

Beaver Crossing, Nebraska, was named after a place near the town where the Overland Trail crossed Beaver Creek. This collection consists of photographs documenting the buildings and activities in Beaver Crossing, Nebraska. This collection consists of eleven photographic prints and postcards relating to Beaver Crossing, Nebraska, ca.1912. Included are the newspaper office, the main street, and the high school football team. Also included are images of the damage to Seward, Nebraska, after a tornado in 1913.

RG3468.PH - Collection, Photograph

This collection of photographs documents the aftermath of a tornado in Seward, Nebraska, tornado on May 14, 1913. This collection consists of twenty-eight postcards showing destroyed homes after a tornado in Seward, Nebraska, 1913. Included are images of trees and personal belongings strewn among the destroyed houses.