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Name Surveyors -- Nebraska

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Image of RG0919.AM - RG0919 Cozad, Justus Lafayette, 1833-1910

RG0919.AM - RG0919 Cozad, Justus Lafayette, 1833-1910

This collection consists of a bound reminiscence, handwritten by Justus L. Cozad in 1908. The reminiscence primarily deals with life in southeastern Nebraska from 1855-1862. He describes what a surveyor does in detail, what areas of Nebraska he surveyed. He mentions the names of the people he worked with as well as the legal descriptions of the surveyed land. He also writes about his time as a farmer in Cass County, Nebraska. He includes an account of a journey to Denver in the winter of 1860-1861. Cozad also makes references to working for various railroad companies in Ohio.

Image of RG1036.AM - RG1036 Gordon Expedition to the Black Hills collection

RG1036.AM - RG1036 Gordon Expedition to the Black Hills collection

The collection consists of one folder containing miscellaneous papers relating to the expedition to the Black Hills gold fields led by John Gordon in 1874-1875. The collection includes a newspaper clipping from the Nebraska State Journal, October 9, 1927, about Nebraska State Surveyor E.C. Simmons. Simmons surveyed Cherry County, Nebraska, in the spring of 1875 and crossed paths with John Gordon. Some 1922 correspondence concerns maps for the expedition. One additional item is from a book by Annie Tallent which tells of the route taken by Gordon.