Seward County

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Many immigrants were moving through the prairie as early as the 1840s and 1850s, and the majority were using the trails located about 60 miles north of Seward County along the Platte River. This county’s part of the prairie lay undisturbed and pristine until the late 1850s. In the tall grasses, the antelope, deer, and buffalo roamed freely along the Big Blue River and its tributary creeks and crystal-clear natural springs, which were previously only visited by Native Americans passing through. When people from the Eastern United States and Europe started to settle the prairie, it was a daunting undertaking.
ISBN: 9781467106009
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Nebraska
Series: Images of America
Images: 175
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The Seward County Historical Society is becoming more important as it collects documents and stories from the pioneering families of the last 150 years. As each of the 10 remaining communities struggle to survive, they are becoming aware of the importance of maintaining the story and the memories of the family farms and the agriculturally based communities. Author Pat Coldiron is a local business owner in Seward, Nebraska, and has been researching the history of the community for many years.
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