The Sod House

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U of Nebraska Press, 1970 M01 1 - 287 páginas
"No one so well knows the life of pioneer settlements," writes Addison E. Sheldon in the foreword to this book, "as the country doctor, and the country editor, and it might be added, the country postmaster who (in the popular pioneer belief) knew every letter written or received by every person in the community and read all the postcards." No wonder, then, that Dr. Sheldon considered Cass G. Barns uniquely well equipped as a local historian, for Barns served his community in all three capacities. A country doctor who combined farming with medicine, he had a part in the founding and management of the first industries of Boone County, Nebraska, became the editor of a newspaper, county commissioner, and postmaster.



The Sod House is a personal narrative?the intimate story of the settlement and frontier years (1867-1897) of the Nebraska prairie country lying between the Elkhorn and Loup rivers. In the worlds of Dr. Sheldon, himself a pioneer Nebraskan, "It preserves for all future generations a faithful picture of the period and the region which it describes."

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ForewordHon Addison E Sheldon
3
PrefaceBy Author
7
Chapter IWestward Emigration
11
Chapter IIBirth of Nebraska
19
Chapter IIIMore or Less Personal
31
Chapter IVWays of the Country
45
Chapter WA Sod House Home
57
Chapter VIIndiansBuffaloGame
72
Chapter XIIDistrict Court During the Eighties
146
Chapter XIIINebraska Politics
156
Chapter XIVCharacter Sketches
179
Chapter XVOx Team Freighting
197
Chapter XVIA Pioneer Preacher
208
Chapter XVIIThe Weekly NewspaperPioneer Poets
219
Chapter XVIIIThe Money Loaner
233
Chapter XIXThe Sod House Doctor
244

Chapter VIIGrasshoppersDrouthColonization
89
Chapter VIIIThe Nebraska Climate
106
Chapter XRailroad Land GrantsTaxesFree Passes
125
Chapter XILive Stock and Grain Dealers
135
Chapter XXGrand Army of the Republic
253
Chapter XXIEvolution of Nebraska National Guard
263
Chapter XXIINebraska National Guard in Action
272
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