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[Illustration: MRS. LAURA B. POUND

Second and Sixth State Regent, Nebraska Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. 1896 1897, 1901 1902]

COLLECTION OF NEBRASKA PIONEER REMINISCENCES

ISSUED BY THE

NEBRASKA SOCIETY OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

[Illustration]

NINETEEN SIXTEEN

THE TORCH PRESS

CEDAR RAPIDS

IOWA

FORETHOUGHT

This Book of Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences is issued by the Daughters of the American Revolution of Nebraska, and dedicated to the daring, courageous, and intrepid men and women the advance guard of our progress who, carrying the torch of civilization, had a vision of the possibilities which now have become realities.

To those who answered the call of the unknown we owe the duty of preserving the record of their adventures upon the vast prairies of "Nebraska the Mother of States."

"In her horizons, limitless and vast Her plains that storm the senses like the sea."

Reminiscence, recollection, personal experience simple, true stories this is the foundation of History.

Rapidly the pioneer story tellers are passing beyond recall, and the real story of the beginning of our great commonwealth must be told now.

The memories of those pioneers, of their deeds of self sacrifice and devotion, of their ideals which are our inheritance, will inculcate patriotism in the children of the future; for they should realize the courage that subdued the wilderness. And "lest we forget," the heritage of this past is a sacred trust to the Daughters of the American Revolution of Nebraska.

The invaluable assistance of the Nebraska State Historical Society, and the members of this Book Committee, Mrs. C. S. Paine and Mrs. D. S. Dalby, is most gratefully acknowledged.

LULA CORRELL PERRY (Mrs. Warren Perry)

CONTENTS

SOME FIRST THINGS IN THE HISTORY OF ADAMS COUNTY 11 BY GEORGE F. WORK

EARLY EXPERIENCES IN ADAMS COUNTY 18 BY GENERAL ALBERT V. COLE

FRONTIER TOWNS 22 BY FRANCIS M. BROOME

HISTORICAL SKETCH OF BOX BUTTE COUNTY 25 BY IRA E. TASH

A BROKEN AXLE 27 BY SAMUEL C. BASSETT

A PIONEER NEBRASKA TEACHER 30 BY MRS. ISABEL ROSCOE

EXPERIENCES OF A PIONEER WOMAN 32 BY MRS. ELISE G. EVERETT

RECOLLECTIONS OF WEEPING WATER 36 BY I. N. HUNTER

INCIDENTS AT PLATTSMOUTH 41 BY ELLA POLLOCK MINOR

FIRST THINGS IN CLAY COUNTY 43 BY MRS. CHARLES M. BROWN

REMINISCENCES OF CUSTER COUNTY 46 BY MRS. J. J. DOUGLAS

AN EXPERIENCE 50 BY MRS. HARMON BROSS

LEGEND OF CROW BUTTE 51 BY DR. ANNA ROBINSON CROSS

LIFE ON THE FRONTIER 54 BY JAMES AYRES

PLUM CREEK (LEXINGTON) 57 BY WILLIAM M. BANCROFT, M. D.

EARLY RECOLLECTIONS 62 BY C. CHABOT

RECOLLECTIONS OF THE FIRST SETTLER OF DAWSON COUNTY 64 BY MRS. DANIEL FREEMAN

EARLY DAYS IN DAWSON COUNTY 67 BY LUCY E. HEWITT

PIONEER JUSTICE 72 BY B. F. KRIER

A GOOD INDIAN 74 BY MRS. CLIFFORD WHITAKER

FROM MISSOURI TO DAWSON COUNTY 75 BY A. J. PORTER

THE ERICKSON FAMILY 76 BY MRS... Continue reading book >>




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