NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG3606.AM: Harlan County Pioneer and Old Settlers Association (Harlan County, Neb.)
Harlan County, Neb.:
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The Harlan County Pioneers and Old Settlers Association was open to those persons who had settled in Harlan County, Nebraska, prior to 1890. Wives of pioneers and children over 21 years of age were also eligible. James McGeachin of Orleans, Nebraska, was one of the leaders of the organization from its inception. Apparently the association was originally founded prior to 1900 and was reorganized in 1910. An annual picnic or reunion was often held.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
This collection consists of the records of the Harlan County Pioneer and Old Settlers Association, 1910-1932, arranged in three series: 1) Correspondence, 1910-1932; 2) Lists of Settlers, 1870-1890; and 3) Historical Data.
The bulk of the collection is made up of lists of settlers and printed matter relating to the pioneer history of Harlan County, Nebraska. The lists of settlers give farm location and the date of settlement.
Series 1 - Correspondence, 1910-1932
- Correspondence relating to pioneers of Harlan County
Series 2 - Lists of Settlers, 1870-1890
- One volume and handwritten lists of settlers (Note: This volume was microfilmed in 1957 and is filed under 978.252 H22.)
- One volume including lists of settlers, constitutions, and minutes
Series 3 - Historical Data
- Includes excerpts from speech of William Gaslin, Alma, Nebraska, April 14, 1880
- Miscellaneous clippings and one issue of The War Whoop, Alma, Nebraska, July 19, 1932
Gaslin, William, 1827-1910
Harlan County Pioneer and Old Settlers Association (Harlan County, Neb.)
Harlan County (Neb.) -- History
Pioneers -- Nebraska -- Harlan County
Revised 08-09-2007 TMM