The following descriptions appeared Sunday 5 June 1887 in the Lincoln Journal. This was an "immigrant issue" intended to provide the towns of Nebraska with an opportunity to attract new residents.
DAILY NEBRASKA STATE JOURNAL, LINCOLN, SUNDAY 5 JUNE 1887
CHAPPELL Situated in Cheyenne County -- On the Union Pacific Railroad -- Three Hundred and Twenty seven Miles from Lincoln -- Population Two Hundred.Chappell, Cheyenne county, is a thriving village on the main line of the Union Pacific railway, 337 miles west of Omaha and eighty five miles east of the western state line. It is situated midway between the north and south Platte rivers, and in a fine agricultural district which is being rapidly developed.
The present population os about 200 and is rapidly increasing. It has three general stores, two hardware stores, two drug stores, two implement dealers, two livery barns, two furniture stores, two restaurants, a hotel, a bank, a lumber yard, and a newspaper. The Union Pacific railway company has just completed a neat and commodious depot, and a new school house ia about to be built. Chappell will undoubtedly become a county seat when Cheyenne county is divided.
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