George B. Thompson [RG1463.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG1463.AM:  George B. Thompson, 1868-1956

Reminiscence
Howard County, Nebraska:  Pioneer
Size:  One folder

BACKGROUND NOTE

Born in Johnson County, Iowa, in 1868, George B. Thompson came to Howard County on a wagon train with his family in the early 1870s.  He married Anna Gillis in 1895.  By 1900, George was living in South Dakota and working as an attorney.  By 1910, the couple had moved to Spokane, Washington.  George B. Thompson died in 1956.  He and his wife are buried in Greenwood Memorial Terrace at Spokane, Washington.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection consists of one folder containing a four page, typescript reminiscence by George B. Thompson.  The reminiscence includes Thompson’s memories of coming to Howard County, Nebraska, by wagon train and being afraid of wild fires.  He describes playing in buffalo wallows as a child, hunting geese and prairie chickens, and picking wild plums.  He also describes the grasshopper plagues of 1874 and the destruction they left behind.

INVENTORY

Howard County, Nebraska, reminiscence by George B. Thompson

 

Subject headings:

Frontier and pioneer life -- Nebraska -- Howard County
Grasshoppers -- Nebraska
Howard County (Nebraska) -- History
Reminiscences
Thompson, George B., 1868-1956
Wildlife -- Nebraska

 

Revised TMM      02-12-2020

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