Justus Lafayette Cozad [RG0919.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG0919.AM:  Justus Lafayette Cozad, 1833-1910

Reminiscence:  1908
Cass County, Nebraska:  U.S. Surveyor; farmer
Size:  One volume

BACKGROUND NOTE

Justus Lafayette Cozad served as the Deputy U.S. Surveyor in southeastern Nebraska in the 1850s-1860s.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of a bound reminiscence, handwritten by Justus L. Cozad in 1908. The reminiscence primarily deals with life in southeastern Nebraska from 1855-1862. He describes what a surveyor does in detail and what areas of Nebraska he surveyed. He mentions the names of the people he worked with as well as the legal descriptions of the surveyed land. He also writes about his time as a farmer in Cass County, Nebraska. He includes an account of a journey to Denver in the winter of 1860-1861. Cozad also makes references to working for various railroad companies in Ohio.

INVENTORY

Reminiscence, 1908

 

Subject headings:

Bison -- Nebraska
Cass County (Nebraska) -- History
Cozad, Justus Lafayette, 1833-1910
Farm life -- Nebraska
Land use -- Nebraska
Overland journeys
Railroad employees
Rock Bluffs (Nebraska) -- History
Surveying -- Nebraska
Surveyors -- Nebraska

 

Revised TMM        10-05-2016

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