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Garfield County
Roundup (Vol. I)

A HISTORY OF THE PEOPLE,
FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE,
OF GARFIELD COUNTY, NEBRASKA
 

This book was produced as a centennial
project  to commemorate Nebraska's
first one-hundred years as a state
1867 -- 1967
 

Compiled by
the Garfield County Historical Society


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part One -- County History

Chapters Pages
I Garfield County 11
II State Political Divisions and Officials 20
III Polst Offices 23
IV Schools 24
V Railroad 31
VI Bridges and Roads 33
VII Wildlife 35
VIII Cemeteries 39
IX Telephones 41
X Soil and Water Conservation 42
XI Rural Electrification 43
XII Topography and Agricultural Report 45
XIII Did You Know 52

Part Two -- Burwell


I History of Burwell 57
II  Streets and Utilities 70
III Fire Department 74
IV Newspapers 76
V Banking 77
VI Library 79
VII  Dentists 81
VIII Doctors 82
IX Airport 87
X Hospital 89
XI Swimming Pool 92

Part Three --Burwell Business and Businessmen


Burwell Businesses Through the Years 94 

Part Four -- Orgainzations


I Churches  129
II Civic Organizations  140 
III Clubs 141
IV Lodges 153
V Veterans Organizations 156

Part Five -- Industries


Burwell Butter factory 161 
II Development of the cattle Industry in Garfield County 163
III Garfield County's Business Ventures 179

Part Six -- Rodeo


Nebraska's Big rodeo 182
II  Rodeo Contestants of Garfield County 204

Part Seven -- Weather


Storms and weather Extremes in Garfield County 206 
II Tornado In Burwell --- 1905 220

Part Eight -- Rural Settlements


Pioneers Along the Loup 224 
II Willow Springs 261
III Erina 262
IV Dumas 280
V Midvale 283
VI Dry Cedar 288
VII Ballagh 293
VIII Rose Hill 306
IX North Rockford Precinct -- Deverre and Gold Standard 322
X Roosevelt Precinct -- Gables 330
XI  North on Highway 11-- Cedar Valley 333
XII Free Silver -- The Conner Settlement 339
XIII Blake 342
XIV Beat flats 358
XV Kinkaid 363

Part Nine -- These We Honor


Harold W. Foght 367
II Doctor Smith's Last Speech 369
III Golden Wedding Celebrants 370
IV Garfield County's Casualties of World War II 376

Part Ten -- Pioneer Families








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