HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG4553.AM: Louis A. Bates, 1855-1928
Papers: 1913 and undated
Springfield, Sarpy County, Nebraska
Size: One folder
Born at Xenia, Illinois, on April 5, 1855, Louis A. Bates moved with his family to Nebraska at a young age. The 1860 census shows the Bates family living at Plattford, Sarpy County, Nebraska Territory. Louis worked as a farm laborer and then a schoolteacher. He married Julia Kelly on September 6, 1882. By 1900, Bates was living in Springfield, Nebraska, and working as a retail druggist. Louis A. Bates died at Springfield, Nebraska, on March 31, 1928.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
This collection consists of one folder containing several poems and stories by Louis A. Bates. One of the stories describes purportedly describes the making of the first flag in Plattford, Nebraska, in 1861. Another story describes the Battle of Beaver Creek in 1863. The poetry mostly relates to pioneer life.
Poetry and other writings by Louis A. Bates
Bates, Louis A., 1855-1928
Plattford (Neb.) -- History
Poets -- Nebraska
Sarpy County (Neb.) -- History
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