The collection includes a post office appointment, a timber culture certificate, a homestead act certificate, a military service certificate, and a soldier's service certificate.
Margaret Smith; Custer County History Harvest, 2016.
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Custer County, NE
The document is an official certification from the United States Post Office Department, Horace Maynard as Post Master General, of the appointment of James Boggs to the position of postmaster in the town of Elton in Custer County, Nebraska.
This document, Timber-Culture Certificate No. 607, was issued by the United States General Land Office for 158.10 acres to be used “To Encourage the Growth of Timber on the Western Prairies.” This certificate was issued to Eva (Boggs) Linford on…
This certificate was issued by the United States General Land Office to William McIntosh for the homestead of one hundred ninety acres near Broken Bow, Nebraska. This document is signed on behalf of President Theodore Roosevelt by his secretary F. M.…
This Military Service Certificate was awarded to Vance Smith on July 9, 1921. The certificate is signed by Samuel R. McKelvie, Governor of the State of Nebraska and Darius M. Amsberry, Secretary of State.
This memento certificate was given to Vance Smith for his enlistment in the United States Army on December 10, 1917 in Omaha to serve as a mechanic in the First World War effort.