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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG2926.AM:  Merlan Eugene Adams, 1882-1966



Reminiscences: 1963

Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska:  Farmer, legislator

Size:  1 folder



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one folder containing a set of reminiscences by Merlan Eugene Adams.  The reminiscences are actually a transcript of an oral history recorded in 1963.  Adams gives background information about his family; describes growing up on a ranch in Pierce County; moving to Omaha and attending the Trans-Mississippi Exposition; working with a threshing outfit in South Dakota; working for the Union Pacific Railroad; working at the Valley (Nebraska) telephone office and the Valley stockyards; working for the Great Western Sugar Company; growing potatoes and melons; being elected to the state legislature in 1932; serving as president of the Nebraska Potato Growers Association; describes the blizzard of 1949, etc.



Note:  History Nebraska does not hold the actual oral history, just this transcript.  See the photo component [RG2926.PH] for related images.



INVENTORY



Reminiscences/oral history transcript of Merlan Eugene Adams



 



Subject headings:



Adams, Merlan Eugene, 1882-1966

Blizzards — Nebraska — 1949

Frontier and pioneer life — Nebraska

Great Western Sugar Company

Politicians — Nebraska

Ranch life — Nebraska

Reminiscences

Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition (Omaha, Nebraska)

Union Pacific Railroad Company (Omaha, Nebraska)



 



TMM              10-18-2019