Ralph C. Wilson [RG3619.AM]

NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG3619.AM:  Ralph C. Wilson

Papers:  1960-1969
Waterloo, Douglas County, Neb.:  Conservationist; civic leader
Size:  3 folders

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of three folders of manuscript material arranged in three series: 1) Records of the Douglas County Rivers and Streams Survey Committee, 1960-1961; 2) Elkhorn-Platte Valley Preservation Association material, 1969; and 3) Waterloo Dike Committee Material, 1965. The bulk of this collection relates to flood control in the Elkhorn and Platte River Valleys and to efforts to prevent the construction of a dam on the Platte River near Ashland, Nebraska. Much of the material was compiled by Ralph Wilson of Waterloo, Nebraska, who was active in the promotion of flood control in the Elkhorn Valley and who led the opposition to the Platte River Dam in 1969.

DESCRIPTION

Series 1 - Records of the Douglas County Rivers and Streams Survey Committee, 1960-1961

Folder

  1. Minutes, 1960-1961

Series 2 - Elkhorn-Platte Valley Preservation Association material, 1969

  1. Clippings, printed matter and news releases, 1969

Series 3 - Waterloo Dike Committee materials, 1965

  1. Data relating to the proposed dike at Waterloo, Nebraska, 1965

 

ADDED ENTRIES:

Conservation -- Nebraska
Dams -- Nebraska
Douglas County (Neb.) -- History
Elkhorn River (Neb.)
Flood control -- Nebraska
Floods -- Nebraska
Platte River (Neb.)
Water conservation -- Nebraska
Waterloo (Neb.) -- History
Wilson, Ralph C.

 

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