Barbara Beechner Artifact Collection
Three artifacts belonging to Barbara Beechner of Kearney, Nebraska. The objects are related to early, frontier-era Nebraska and areas within such as Buffalo County, Thayer County, the city of Belvidere, and the Oregon Trail. The objects were either found by, or previously owned by, Barbara's father and grandfather. All three are physical ephemera objects.
University of Nebraska at Kearney
University of Nebraska at Kearney - History Harvest
April White (Curator)
Dr. Tom Kiffmeyer (Digital Photographic Archivist)
Dr. Jinny A. Turman (Project Director)
History Department-University of Nebraska at Kearney
JPEG collection of physical ephemera
The Oregon Trail, Belvidere, Buffalo County, Dillsburg, Thayer County
Full vitreous stoneware ink bottle from P & J Arnold of London, England. This was part of the Denby Pottery Company near Derby, England. Artifact's spout is broken and the lettering is worn, but upon further research the full label should…
Promotional leather pouch from the State Bank of Belvidere in Nebraska. Text reads, "Start a Bank Account and Watch it Grow. Compliments of State Bank of Belvidere. Belvidere, Neb." Pouch also contained a 1952 American quarter.
Map of Thayer County and Belvidere, Nebraska from 1883. Framed and hand-drawn by Earl Philip Dill. Contains a numbered grid and included on map are trail markers (Oregon Trail), school, Government building, railroads, rivers/streams, etc. (see…