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Ms. Wilberger shared the papers of her family from Axtell, Nebraska. Among them are the squatting documents, the railroad drover's tickets, and the accounts of sales for livestock from South Omaha with the History Harvest graduate student assistant…

Ms. Wilberger shares the story of her family from Axtell, Nebraska with UNL History Harvest graduate student assistant Rob Voss. You can find this and other stories on the History Harvest YouTube Channel.

Ms. Wilberger tells the story of an heirloom tea set that might have been brought to the United States from Sweden in 1868 to UNL History Harvest graduate student assistant Rob Voss. You can find this and other stories on the History Harvest…

This account acknowledges the sale of 40 steers to a party F.J. Nelson, Ms Wilberger's grandfather, was a drover for. This document is evidence of Omaha's stockyards and livestock market growth at the end of the 19th century as well as cattle prices…

This account acknowledges the sale of 53 cows and 1 cow and calf to a party F.J. Nelson, Ms Wilberger's grandfather, was a drover for. This document is evidence of Omaha's stockyards and livestock market growth at the end of the 19th century as well…

The Timber Claim Receipt sent to A.H. Hauptmann on July 16, 1898 certified that he paid the $4.00 (about a $100 today) for the 160 acres of land he had to use to plant trees on. Passed in 1873, The Timber Culture Act provided up to 160 acres of land…

Issued to a drover overseeing transportation of cattle from the Omaha market to Axtell, this ticket is one of the rare documents of the turn of the 20th century railroad operations. Unlike a passenger ticket, the drover's ticket featured a list of…

These two admission tickets a Chautauqua event, organized by a recently established (1898) Texas-Colorado Chautauqua Association belonged to F.J. Nelson of Axtell, Nebraska. Chautauqua is an institute of short two-three week schools for popular adult…

Issued to a drover overseeing transportation of cattle from the Omaha market to Axtell, this ticket is one of the rare documents of the turn of the 20th century railroad operations. Unlike a passenger ticket, the drover's ticket featured a list of…

This earthenware tea set consisting of a teapot, creamer and a sugar bowl used to belong to Betty Wilberger's grandparents. Each item in the set is oblong, featuring a large sunflower on each side and square brown handles. It is hard to know where…
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