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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG0919.AM:  Justus Lafayette Cozad, 1833-1910



Reminiscence:  1908

Cass County, Nebraska:  U.S. Surveyor; farmer

Size:  One volume



BACKGROUND NOTE



Justus Lafayette Cozad served as the Deputy U.S. Surveyor in southeastern Nebraska in the 1850s-1860s.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of a bound reminiscence, handwritten by Justus L. Cozad in 1908. The reminiscence primarily deals with life in southeastern Nebraska from 1855-1862. He describes what a surveyor does in detail and what areas of Nebraska he surveyed. He mentions the names of the people he worked with as well as the legal descriptions of the surveyed land. He also writes about his time as a farmer in Cass County, Nebraska. He includes an account of a journey to Denver in the winter of 1860-1861. Cozad also makes references to working for various railroad companies in Ohio.



INVENTORY



Reminiscence, 1908



 



Subject headings:



Bison — Nebraska

Cass County (Nebraska) — History

Cozad, Justus Lafayette, 1833-1910

Farm life — Nebraska

Land use — Nebraska

Overland journeys

Railroad employees

Rock Bluffs (Nebraska) — History

Surveying — Nebraska

Surveyors — Nebraska



 



Revised TMM        10-05-2016