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Merrick County's 100th Year: 1858-1958

PHOTOS & ILLUSTRATIONS

 

Map of Merrick County - shape of the county

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CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

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Centennial Board of Directors - Warren Marsh. Arthur Klingenberg, P. C. Woodward, Leo Stines, Leslie Lindahl, E. H. Tooker, Holly Wilhoft, Pat Lewis, Flora Nordstrom, Mrs. Alice Rest, Mrs. Floyd Gorgen, Mrs. Geo. Morgan.

Historical Committee (Centennial) - Warren Marsh, Donald Sampson, Amer Lincoln, Miner Harris, D. E. Magnuson, Mrs. Herbert Lock, Fred A. Marsh.

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Centennial Belles Board of Directors - Mrs. Don Shull. Mrs. Donald Booth, Mrs. Lew Charron, Mrs. Warren Marsh, Mrs. Fish, Mrs. Gordon Reeves, Mrs. Wesley Beck

Combs, Chas. - Original house on the homestead

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PIONEERS -

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Agnew, Frank
Clark, D. Y?
Clark, Geo
Cox, H. M.
DeMoss, Peter
Gosnell, Tom
Holden, J. G.
Marsh, W. E.
McCay, Robert
Miller, J. M.

Parker, Ed?
Patterson, Wm.
Porter, Walh?
Ratcliff, J.B.?
Scott, M. V?
Sinsel, Wm.
Templin, A. M
Williman, D? G.
Withrow, Neil
Woster?, Chas.

PIONEERS -

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Clatcher?, W?
Copland, W. S?
Cox, H. M.
Everett?, Thos.
Fitch?, R.
Foote?, A
Hilton, Gene
Hoxford, A? J?
Jewel, Frank
Johnston, B. H.

Keyes, John
Lucas, Chas.
Logue, J. C.
McKendra, C_ge?
Phelps, Wm.
Traver, Toot?
Tunks, A.
Tyndale, I. S.
Vieregg, James
White, Jos.

PIONEERS -

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Baird, John L.
Baird, R. G.
Hays, Jos. A.
Lindley, J. S.

McCay, Robert
Patterson, John
Phelps, Jos.

PIONEERS -

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Boelts, John G.
Hards, Mrs. Melvina C.
Jewell, Frank
Parker, Mr. & Mrs. Ed.

Persinger, Newt
Simonson, Lafe
Wild, Miss Mary

Porter, Mary

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Implement Office - W.J. Copeland and Mr. McKenney

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Wells, Mr. & Mrs. Henry C.

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Burlingame, George M.

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EARLY ARCHER STREET SCENES

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Flood Scenes - 1905 (2 pictures)
Archer M.E. Church
Zamzow Blacksmith Shop

Hanson & Templin Gen'l Merchts.
Ella Wegner Riggs, Hulda Zamzow Schmaltz, William Martin, Charles Wolf, George Lehr & Leon McKendry.

OTHER ARCHER SCENES

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Mentzer burro
Gardner, Deacon - children of
Traffic jam (2 pictures)

On porch - Mrs. Vern Riggs & Grampa Suck
Hansen Store (inside)

CENTRAL CITY THROUGH THE YEARS

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Dedication of Lone Tree Monument
Oldest business building (razed in 1957)

Masonic Hall, new
Band Shell in North Park

HERE & THERE - ACROSS THE CENTURY

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Nine horse power
First rural fire truck in America

Poster from 1873
Hay Burner Motel - 1909

HORD HOME RANCH - Mr & Mrs. T. B. Hord in buggy

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CENTRAL CITY - 1958

Central City Standpipe

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Shelton, General Cheney (Grant)
McConnell, Frank

Central City - looking West
Central City - looking East

AROUND TOWN IN SILVER CREEK

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Down town
City Park

High School and Gymnasium
Township Library

MEMORIAL MONUMENT at SILVER CREEK CEMETERY

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PALMER IN THE HORSE & BUGGY DAYS

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Nicholas, Mr. & Mrs. Alexander S.

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THRESHING & OTHER PHOTOS

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THRESHING IN 1893 near Palmer - James Peck, Mr. & Mrs Orlando Campbell.
RAY HUNT'S THRESHING OUTFIT, 1917 - Ray Hunt, Wilson, McMillan, Kinsey Forsythe, Wm. Beyers, Henry Hunt

PALMER BAND, about 1903 - Dave Foster, Henry Wells, ... Baird, Grant Ire, Harry Fiblier (sic), Thomas Fidlier

Knapp, Frank M. (with dog)
FIRST NEWSPAPER printed in Palmer, 7 Oct 1887

BURLINGTON SECTION CREW about 1904

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Tupper, (bridge boss)
Smith, (agent)
Lambert, Norton
McMurrin, Loren
McMurrin, Bill

Lambert, Clem
Farlee, Grover
Freeland, Frank
Corigan, Joe

PHOTOS

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Mail buggy of Harold Rice
Coolidge Hospital & Sanitarium
Palmer Co-op Creamery

Lemmerman Hatchery & Poultry Farm
Palmer's Grain Elevators (partial - sketch)

CLARKSVILLE in the 1870's

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CLARKS

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Douglas, Wm.
Douglas Store in Clarks

Hartwell, Mrs. Calvin (Elizabeth)
Business Street in Clarks, NE

ASSORTED PHOTOS

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Shonsey?, Mike (Clarks)
Hobart, Mr. & Mrs Frank (Silver Creek)

Ballgame at Merrick Co. Fairgrounds

CHAPMAN

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Baseball players make good - J.P. Roubal; Osborne Ruben
Scene on Main Street, Chapman

CHAPMAN

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Aurand, Mr. & Mrs. Enoch
New Chapman School House

School House (1889-1917), Chapman, Neb.

Baptism in the Platte River by Chapman Baptist Church, Early Day

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CHURCHES

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Clarks Methodist - Altar
St. Michael's Catholic - Altar
Worms Lutheran Church

Chapman Methodist Church
Baptist Church, Chapman 1958
Chapman Baptist Church, 1886

CHURCHES

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German Methodist Episcopal Church, south of Palmer

Pierce Chapel Methodist Church
St. Peter's Catholic Church, Clarks

CHURCHES of CENTRAL CITY

Christian Church

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St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Church of the Nazarene

St. Michael's First Church
St. Michael's Catholic - modern

OTHER CHURCHES / PASTORS

First Church of Christ Scientist

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Christ Episcopal Church

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Gunderman, John (Rev.)

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Baptist Church

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Methodist Church

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Newell, Rev. & Mrs. George W.

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Presbyterian Church

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PALMER CHURCHES

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Methodist Church in Palmer

Church of Christ in Palmer

OTHER CHURCHES

St. John's Lutheran, Palmer

E.U.B. Church, Archer

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Methodist Church, Clarks

Congregational Church, Clarks

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Fairview Methodist Church

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First Methodist Church, Silver Creek

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SCHOOLS

Six school Men of the early 1890's - E. R. Farnham, Cliff Jeffries, Wm. Gorrell, James Brannan, Anson K. Holmes, & Fred A. Marsh.

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Mead, Mrs. Charles
Nebraska Central College
School District 8 in 1923

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Merrick County Teachers' Institute about 1910
Palmer's first schoolhouse (built in 1888)
Palmer High School

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Public School, Central City, Nebr.

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ARCHER SCHOOLS

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First schoolhouse in Archer community (Lehr home - Mrs. Lehr, Addie, Francis & George Lehn)

District 46 School burning in 1920
Archer Schoolhouse, 1958

Assorted farm work photos

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Lone Tree Monument

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