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Name Sherman 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 RG1079.AM - RG1079 Weddel Family

RG1079.AM - RG1079 Weddel Family

This collection consists of five items in two series: 1) Reminiscences, 1978, 1989, and 1997; and 2) Biographical Materials, 2004. The materials document the memories and lives of Weddel family members. The Reminiscences of Series One were written by C.A. Weddel, Luella Weddel, and Bonnie (Weddel) Caplan. C.A. Weddel's "A Few Vignettes of the Past" was written for his daughter in 1978. Weddel writes about his family history, his schooling, and what growing up in Arcadia, Nebraska, was like during the 1910s and early 1920s. He recalls Chautauqua appearances, the celebration of Armistice Day in 1918, the Spanish Influenza, the appearance of "Mother" Bloor in Loup City during the Depression a