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RG5467.AM:  Spring Valley Grange (Douglas County, Nebraska)



Minute book:  1874-1876

Douglas County, Nebraska

Size:  1 volume



BACKGROUND NOTE



On January 1, 1872, J. H. Painter organized the first Grange in Nebraska at Orleans in Harlan County.  This was quickly followed by the organization of a number of other Granges throughout the state.  On August 2, 1872, General Wilson of Iowa organized the Nebraska State Grange.  For more detail see Solon Justis Buck’s The Granger Movement, Harvard University Press, 1913.  Farmers in the Spring Valley area of Douglas County met on April 24th, 1874 to establish a local grange.  Meetings were held at various locations, including Bird’s school house, Ponca school house, Florence school house and the Florence Hotel.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one item, a minute book from the Spring Valley Grange.  Entries date from 1874 to 1876.



INVENTORY



Spring Valley Grange Association minute book, 1874-1876



 



Subject headings:



Agricultural societies — Nebraska

Douglas County (Nebraska) — History

Patrons of Husbandry

Spring Valley Grange (Douglas County, Nebraska)



 



TMM     08-06-2018