Colfax County

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Colfax County is unique with having two towns within its boundaries, Schuyler and Clarkson, plus four villages: Leigh, Howells, Richland, and Rogers. A number of farm precincts were once bustling communities, including Dublin, Heun, Maple Creek, Midland, Shell Creek, Tabor, and Wilson; now, most have only a church and/or cemetery to denote their sites. Schuyler is the county seat and can boast of having the first electric plant, water plant, and telephone exchange in the state. The Morman Trail, Oregon Trail, and Military Trail followed the banks of the Platte River and were utilized by troops and immigrants. Cattle herds from the Chisholm Trail were shipped from the Schuyler rail yards to markets in the East.
ISBN: 9781467111966
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Nebraska
Series: Images of America
Images: 226
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Mary L. Maas has lived in northeast Nebraska all of her life and is a member of state and county historical societies. Judy Brezina, Jim Krzycki, and Ruth Waters are members of their local historical societies and are cocurators of the historical museums in their towns. Photographs for Images of America: Colfax County were collected from the Schuyler, Clarkson, Howells, and Leigh historical museums and from the private collections of several Colfax County residents.
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