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Name Sheridan 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.

RG1273.PH - Collection, Photograph

Jules Ami Sandoz, a Swiss immigrant who settled in the Sandhills, was a trapper, land promoter, and fruit grower. He homesteaded near Ellsworth, Nebraska, in Sheridan County. This collection is comprised of photographs showing the Sandoz home, cabin, and river place where his daughter, Mari, was born. Other pictures show Jules with his wife, Mary. There are several birds-eye views of his orchards and portraits of Jules at various ages. This collection consists of photographic prints showing Jules Sandoz as a young man in 1893 and later in his life, ca.1924. Photographs of Sandoz and his wife, Mary, posed with a bucket of fruit in front of their house near Ellsworth, Nebraska, several views

RG2197.PH - Collection, Photograph

This collection relates to life on Spring Lake Ranch near Gordon, Nebraska, and to the Margrave family. This collection consists of photographic prints, 1900-1910s. Photographs related to Spring Lake Ranch include images of a hay crew at work, their camps, and cattle branding. There are photographs of a twelve-horse freight wagon in Gordon and en route to the ranch. Also included are photographs of the Margrave family and home and store interiors.

RG2455.PH - Collection, Photograph

Approximately 187 photographs; Bartlett Richards was a cattleman and banker in northwestern Nebraska and Wyoming. This collection relates to the business, legal, and personal matters of his family and to cattle ranching in Nebraska. This collection consists of photographic prints, ca.1877-1981; mostly 1900s-1910s. Included are photographs related to the Richards family and their banking and ranching operations. Many of the photographs relate to the Spade ranch and include images of ranch activities and employees.

RG3139.PH - Collection, Photograph

This collection consists of photographs depicting major winter storms in Nebraska. Many of the photos show the aftermath of the blizzard of 1949. Included are images of the devastation to livestock and the equipment used to dig out of the snow. This collection consists of photographic prints of houses, farms, and roads under many feet of snow. Photographs show bulldozers and trains with large blades attempting to clear transportation routes, farmers digging cattle out of drifts, frozen livestock in a field, and people standing by snow drifts twenty feet high. Most of the photos are of the 1949 blizzard. There are also a few photographs and drawings of the 1888 blizzard and blizzards of 188

RG4232.PH - Collection, Photograph

Approximately 45 photographs; The Hord family was involved in agricultural business enterprises, including ranching, livestock feeding, and grain elevators. This collection relates to the businesses operated by the Hord family and includes a small amount of family history. This collection consists of photographic prints from the 1880s-1960s and undated. The photographs relate primarily to Hord family businesses, and include images of grain elevators and ranch scenes. There are also a few photographs of Hord family members and homes.