NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG4525.AM: Theodore E. True, 1842-1925
Journal (copy): 1875
Frontier, Furnas, Gosper and Dawson Counties, Neb.: Soldier
Size: 1 item
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
This item is a photostatic copy of a journal kept by Lieutenant T. E. True, 4th U.S. Infantry, while he was on duty with the Dept. of the Platte distributing clothing to citizens of Nebraska who had been made destitute by the grasshopper plague of 1874. The officer traveled from Fort Fetterman, Wyoming Territory, to Omaha and then to the Plum Creek, Overton, Cozad, Willow Island, and Wood River settlements. He worked with relief committee members from Frontier, Furnas, Gosper and Dawson counties while he supervised enrollment and distribution of federal aid.
Note: The original was in the possession of the Illinois State Historical Society as of October 24, 1951.
Grasshoppers — Nebraska
True, Theodore E., 1842-1925
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