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Name Travelers -- Nebraska

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Image of RG0849.AM - RG0849 Gehrke, Edward and Margaret

RG0849.AM - RG0849 Gehrke, Edward and Margaret

The manuscript portion of this collection consists mostly of the writings of Margaret May Patton Gehrke. It is arranged in six series: 1) Travel journal entries, 1909-1953; 2) Poetry; 3) Prose; 4) Quotation journals; 5) Correspondence, 1964-1965; and 6) Miscellany. The travel journal entries of Series One comprise the bulk of the collection. They were handwritten by Margaret and describe trips around the United States and Canada. The journals are complemented by 15 albums of photographs taken by Edward, which came to the Nebraska State Historical Society as part of the same donation. The photographs correspond in large part to the journal entries. Neither format should be viewed without th

Image of RG1012.AM - RG1012 Howard, Juliaetta, 1862-1953

RG1012.AM - RG1012 Howard, Juliaetta, 1862-1953

This collection consists of a diary, ca. 1904. The diary, in typescript form, was kept by Juliaetta Howard during an overland wagon trip from Nuckolls County to Lincoln County, Nebraska. The entries describe the efforts of the Howard family to fight the winter elements during their January trek from Nuckolls County through Deweese, Glenvil, Hastings, Kenesaw, Kearney, Gothenburg, Brady, and Maxwell to their final destination, a farm some twenty miles south of North Platte in Lincoln County.