Progressive Men of Nebraska: A Book of Portraits

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Daniel Mathew Carr
Progressive Publishing Company, 1902 - Dodge County (Neb.) - 340 pages
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Page 6 - The far-off glitter of gold caused caravans of struggling, determined humanity to blaze paths over the expansive plains, the sturdy pioneer planted his standard on their trails and by his labors accomplished in a few short years a work that will live through all the generations to come. Where the painted red- man chased the buffalo and the antelope and engaged...
Page 12 - Dodge county, but if such be the case no records have been left. About the middle of the eighteenth century French missionaries crossed from Canada and visited different sections of the Mississippi and Missouri river country. In their annals reference is made to the Indians and the country now supposed to have been west of the Missouri in what is Nebraska.
Page 34 - Omaha was the base of our supplies and it took three days to make the trip — one to go down, ; \ one to do the trading in, and the third to drive home. So our shopping expeditions were few and far between. As long as a cent remained in the purse the first year, we lived...
Page 28 - Clark was elected a member of the territorial council and Judge JW Richardson and Col. ER Doyle, were elected members of the house of representatives.
Page 36 - ... also the sugar bucket. In fact, we had nothing in the house but potatoes and salt. We had a quantity of corn we procured of the Indians, a much softer corn than the dent corn of to-day, and made fine meal.
Page 34 - ... of the boards themselves. The wind, which blew incessantly, came through the cracks in such force that in winter time it was impossible to keep the dwellings warm.
Page 36 - Bellevue and we could not wait for a team to make the trip there and back, so an uncle with an inventive turn of mind took a tin...
Page 36 - ... and with a nail punched the bottom full of holes as close together as they could possibly be put. Turning the pan upside down upon...

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