The family of William Kelley pose among the rows of their celery field. The Keller’s farm was located six miles west of Kearney on an island in the Platte River. Nebraska Photographer Solomon D. Butcher captured this photograph in 1904. At that time, Butcher had a studio in Kearney.
Edward Manley, a Chicago educator, was the son of Samuel Manley, one of the five men that composed the faculty of the University of Nebraska when classes first began in the fall of 1871. The father's health failed and he soon resigned. The Manley family lived in Lincoln only a few years when Edward was less than twelve years of age. He later recalled these years in a paper read January 25, 1932, before the Chicago Literary Club.
Join us in Omaha on Thursday, October 12, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., to recognize individuals who’ve made history by helping to preserve it.
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The NSHS recently assembled a team of scientists, historians, and local volunteers to salvage a sod house wall for study. The remnant of a 1903 Custer County sod house has been transported to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where biologists hope it will reveal details of prairie life more than a century ago.