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RG1202.AM:  Edward P. McCormick

Reminiscence:  1900

Oakdale, Antelope County, Nebraska:  Newspaper editor/publisher

Size:  One folder


The collection consists of a handwritten reminiscence (and two typescripts) entitled, “An Illiad of the Pioneer Press and an Aeneid of the Pioneers of Nebraska by Edward P. McCormick, editor and publisher of the Old Pen and Plow of Oakdale, Nebraska; Coter Creek, Arizona, March 21, 1900.” McCormick relates the history of the newspaper from 1877-1891. He particularly notes the fight between Neligh and Oakdale over which would be the county seat for Antelope County, Nebraska, and the vying between Oakdale and Neligh over the location of a congregational college. He mentions Neligh’s Gates College and Oakdale’s Seminary. McCormick also writes about the Neligh Advocate, published by Judson Graves, and of the purpose of newspaper editors and their place in the community and politics.


For additional information about Gates College (Neligh, Neb.), see RG4331. See the Library for newspapers on microfilm.


Subject headings:

Antelope County (Nebraska) — History

Education — Nebraska — Antelope County

Elkhorn Pen and Plow (Oakdale, Nebraska)

Gates College (Neligh, Nebraska)

Graves, Judson, 1831-1912

McCormick, Edward P.

Neligh (Nebraska) — History

Newspaper publishing — Nebraska

Newspapers — History — Antelope County

Newspapers — Nebraska — Antelope County

Newspapers — Nebraska — Neligh

Newspapers — Nebraska — Oakdale

Oakdale (Nebraska) — History

Oakdale Journal (Oakdale, Nebraska)

Oakdale Pen and Plow (Oakdale, Nebraska)

Oakdale Seminary (Oakdale, Nebraska)

Putney, Forest L., 1857-1941

Schools — Nebraska — Antelope County

Taylor, Isaac N.

The Neligh Advocate (Neligh, Nebraska)


Revised TMM        04-03-2009