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1 MAP: Iowa and Eastern Nebraska: 1864

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
Issued by A.J. Johnson in 1864, this maps shows both counties and townships in Iowa. The 32 eastern most counties in Nebraska are depicted, as well as Indian reservations, roads, trails, and small settlements in both areas.
T10 
Price: 7.95 USD

 
Nebraska 1875: Its Advantages, Resources, and Drawbacks, Edwin A. Curley, introduction to the Bison Books Edition by Richard Edwards


2 Nebraska 1875: Its Advantages, Resources, and Drawbacks
Edwin A. Curley, introduction to the Bison Books Edition by Richard Edwards
523 pages, Illus., maps, paperback / softcover, University of Nebraska Press / Bison Books
Europeans who considered emigrating to the American frontier in the nineteenth century could find little information about the real conditions they would face. And most of what was available-the broadsides and advertisements of land companies, speculators, and promoters-was highly suspect. Edwin A. Curley's 1875 account offered something different.
Edwin A. Curley was an English journalist writing for The Field: The Country Gentleman's Newspaper, a London weekly, at a time when the advice to migrating British farmers and farm laborers was that they would find their best chances in Canada, New Zealand, and Australia, and that opportunities in the United States had somewhat dried up. Styling himself as special commissioner from The Field to the emigrant fields of North America, Curley arrived in America to report in person on conditions there. His weekly articles were skeptical, acerbic, and amusing but only modestly encouraging to emigrants. Then he arrived on the Great Plains, where he underwent an almost religious conversion, so excited was he at the exceptional possibilities he found there.
Curley wrote his book as a comprehensive guide to these opportunities, covering geography, surface geology, climate, land availability and prices, costs of food and farm equipment, and fruits and trees that might be grown in Nebraska. It contains several maps and illustrations, accounts of the success or failure of individual settlers, and specific reports on every Nebraska county.
Also of interest: Nebraska: A Guide to the Cornhusker State (Second Edition) compiled and written by the Federal Writers' Project

About Author
Richard Edwards is a professor of economics and fellow in the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He has published ten books.
264682 
Price: 27.95 USD

 
 
Ham, Eggs, and Corn Cake: A Nebraska Territory Diary [To Nebraska in '57], Erastus F. Beadle; introduction by Ronald C. Naugle.


3 Ham, Eggs, and Corn Cake: A Nebraska Territory Diary [To Nebraska in '57]
Erastus F. Beadle; introduction by Ronald C. Naugle.
130 pages, Illus., map, paperback, University of Nebraska Press
Three years after the Kansas-Nebraska Act embroiled the plains states in a struggle that presaged the war to come, the irrepressible Erastus F. Beadle left his home in Buffalo, New York, and set out for the territories to see about some land. Specifically, Beadle had a stake in the Sulphur Springs Land Company, an enterprise that proposed to build the community of Saratoga just north of Omaha for prospective settlers, who were arriving by the boatload. In diary pages and letters home, Beadle noted his impressions-the details, anecdotes, and characters that filled his days-and in doing so, left a remarkable record of a bygone way of life in the American West.
Beginning with his three-month journey westward, Beadle takes us from the hardships and amusements of travel on the "Big Muddy" to the magnificent sight of a prairie fire at night, from the political propaganda abroad in the "slavery stronghold" of Kansas to the realities of doing business on the Nebraska frontier. Whether describing roads or water routes, mishaps or accommodations, finances, politics, or daily life, Beadle writes with an immediacy and character that make his diary as entertaining as it is informative-a living, intimate chapter of American history.

About Author
Erastus F. Beadle was born in New York State in 1821. In 1857 he went west to Omaha, where he failed to make his fortune. In 1858 he returned to New York, where he prospered as senior partner of Beadle and Adams, publisher of the popular Beadle's Dime Novels.

Ronald C. Naugle is Huge-Kinne Professor of History at Nebraska Wesleyan University. He is coeditor of Nebraska Quilts and Quiltmakers (Nebraska 1991) and coauthor of History of Nebraska (Nebraska 1997).

26187X 
Price: 12.95 USD

 

 

4 Spanish American War Veterans from Nebraska
K. H. Simmons
2000, 5½x8½, alphabetical, index, 414 pp, Heritage Books
A compilation of material from the microfilm record of service card file located at the State Historical Society in Lincoln, Neb. and from the book “The Roster of Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Who Served in the War of Rebellion, Spanish-American War and World War” published in Lincoln in 1925.
S0608 
Price: 31.00 USD

 
 
Nebraska Place-Names (New Edition), Lilian L. Fitzpatrick and J. T. Link Edited and with an introduction by G. Thomas Fairclough


5 Nebraska Place-Names (New Edition)
Lilian L. Fitzpatrick and J. T. Link Edited and with an introduction by G. Thomas Fairclough
228 pages, paperback, University of Nebraska Press
What's the difference between a stream and a creek? When is a hill a butte? Who decides what to name a town? How do names happen anyway? In Nebraska Place-Names by Lilian L. Fitzpatrick, names make news not only for Nebraskans but for all collectors of Western Americana.
Includes selections from J. T. Link's "Origin of the Place-Names of Nebraska"
250606 
Price: 18.00 USD

 
Mollie:  The Journal of Mollie Dorsey Sanford in Nebraska and Colorado Territories, 1857-1866, Mollie Dorsey Sanford With an introduction and notes by Donald F. Danker With a new introduction by Lillian Schlissel


6 Mollie: The Journal of Mollie Dorsey Sanford in Nebraska and Colorado Territories, 1857-1866
Mollie Dorsey Sanford With an introduction and notes by Donald F. Danker With a new introduction by Lillian Schlissel
199 pages, paperback, University of Nebraska Press
Mollie is a vivid, high-spirited, and intensely feminine account of city people homesteading in the raw, new land west of the Missouri. More particularly, it is the story of Mollie herself-just turned eighteen when the Dorseys left Indianapolis for Nebraska Territory-of her reaction to the transplantation and to her new life which included rattlesnakes, blizzards, Indians, and the hardships of pioneer life.
Mollie describes her nearly three-year engagement to Byron Sanford, during which time she worked as a seamstress, teacher, and cook. Following her wedding Mollie's life took a new turn. Catching "Pike's Peak Fever," the Sanfords crossed the plains to Colorado to join others digging for gold. In mining camps and later, after the outbreak of the Civil War, in forts and army posts, Mollie's strength and endurance were tried to the uttermost, but she reports her trials and tribulations with the same gaiety, courage, and common sense that she displayed in living through them. Lillian Schlissel's introduction discusses the Sanfords' courtship, marriage, and their steadfast loyalty to each other.

About Author
Donald F. Danker is a professor emeritus of history at Washburn University. Lillian Schlissel is a professor emerita of English and American studies at Brooklyn College–CUNY. She is the author of Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey and the coauthor of Far from Home: Families of the Westward Journey, which is available in a Bison Books edition.


Reviews
“Mollie is the best and most readable western journal I know this side of Francis Parkman’s. . . . It is important as a document of social history, and vital and alive as the record of one honest, sharp-eyed, and appealing pioneer woman.” —Rocky Mountain News
293070 
Price: 12.95 USD

 


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