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Please help with the Manning Veterans' history book project!

Dave is looking for all types of military and service information for all branches of the U.S. military and National Guard, including pictures of the Veteran, boot camp, service overseas, pictures from war zones.

Please Do NOT tear or cut out pictures from your albums.
Dave can scan the whole page in your album and not do any damage at all to the pictures or album.

First-hand stories are a high priority.
If you are willing to write your own autobiography that would be great!
If the Veteran in your family has passed away - maybe you could write down the stories you remember hearing. Include whatever else you know about that Veteran that pertains to their service.

If someone can interview a Manning Veteran please contact Dave Kusel using the e-mail address below.

Dave also will feature the American Legion and V.F.W Auxiliaries including photos and information pertaining to their support projects and fundraisers.

Dave wants newspaper clippings that feature the Veteran (especially newspapers articles published in other than the Manning Monitor).

Service medals, bars, certificates, ribbons and all types of military papers are wanted to scan.
Dave especially wants to use letters written home from bootcamp and from overseas.
This includes the modern day e-mails.

Did the Veteran keep a log, diary or other type of record keeping system during their time of service?
Dave would like this information transcribed to use in the book. He also wants to scan sample images of the Veterans' own hand writing.

This project began in 2009, and is projected to end in 2015.

Dave needs original pictures to scan. If you make a copy or scan the photos yourself they will probably not be a high enough resolution for the publisher. Before sending any pictures, documents and military things please contact Dave Kusel first.
Use this e-mail address for all contact information.
E-mail Dave!


 

ATTN: The Manning School History books are here!!!
You can purchase a copy at the Manning Monitor office.

Or fill out the printable order form below.

If you have any questions please e-mail Dave at mhs@davidkusel.com


April 1 Epson final proof of the book showing the signature layout.

Title and cover design by Judy (Atkins) Lee

Click here for a printable order form

This 544 page book contains both color and black & white photos and images.
It is a true historical book which contains information older than what was even in the 1981 Manning Centennial history book, with 1874 as some of earliest country school information recorded for this area.

 

Quasqui History Book order form
History Book Form (printable)

This 2006 Manning Quasquicentennial history book is an update to the 1981 Manning Centennial History Book. There are approximately 20 pages on city government, 11 pages on churches, 60 pages on the Manning school and Manning sports, 30 pages on entertainment & service organizations, 40 pages on Manning Veterans, 70 pages on Manning businesses, 10 pages showing the business layout and history of each building on Main Street, 10 pages on agriculture, over 200 pages on Manning's families, with the balance of pages composed of 100 year old Manning Monitor excerpts, random pictures, Manning nicknames, and advertisements.

This 480 page history book is sewn bound with a hard cover and has excellent quality paper to give the best print for text and image quality for pictures. Many books of this quality would cost $60 to $100 but now the extra copies are on sale for $30 plus shipping.

Nearly 100 volunteers worked on this history book project which was started before 2000.

If you visit Manning you can purchase this Quasqui history book for $25 at either the Manning Heritage Park Gift Shop or the Manning City Library.

2006 Quasqui Cookbook


690 pages containing 1700 recipes
mostly of a German background but of other cultures too.

To purchase a copy for $20 (not including shipping)
call the Manning Heritage Foundation Gift Shop
(712) 655-3131

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