The Sod House

Couverture
U of Nebraska Press, 1 janv. 1970 - 287 pages
"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."

 

Table des matières

ForewordHon Addison E Sheldon
3
Preface By Author
7
Chapter IWestward Emigration
11
Chapter IIBirth of Nebraska
19
Chapter IIIMore or Less Personal
31
Chapter IVWays of the Country
45
Chapter VA Sod House Home
57
Chapter VIIndiansBuffalo Game
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 IXPioneer Country Schools
115
Chapter XRailroad Land GrantsTaxesFree Passes
125
Chapter XILive Stock and Grain Dealer
135
Chapter XXGrand Army of the Republi
253
Chapter XXIEvolution of Nebraska National Guard
263
Chapter XXIINebraska National Guard in Action
272
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