Bayard Paine: Nebraska Supreme Court Justice

The Library/Archives Division holds a small collection of papers relating to Bayard H. Paine. Paine was a judge for many years and served on the Nebraska State Supreme Court from 1931 to 1949. Born in Ohio in 1872, Paine graduated from Grand Island High School in 1889. He attended Northwestern University and the University of Michigan. Paine passed the Nebraska bar in 1904 and started practicing law.

Chief, The Last U.S. Cavalry Horse

The Library/Archives Division holds a small collection of papers and photos relating to “Chief,” the last U.S. Cavalry horse. Foaled in 1932, the U.S. Army purchased Chief in 1940 at Fort Robinson from L.A. Parker of Scottsbluff, Nebraska for the sum of $163. Chief arrived at Ft. Riley, Kansas on April 3, 1941, where he was assigned to the 10th Cavalry and later the 9th Cavalry. Chief was then transferred to the Cavalry School in June of 1942 where he would eventually attain the rank of Advanced Cavalry Charger.

The Royal Highlanders

The Royal Highlanders was a “benevolent and fraternal corporation” originally established in Aurora, Nebraska in 1895. The goal of The Royal Highlanders was “to unite for mutual benefit and fraternal protection all white persons who are in good health, of exemplary character, and between the ages of 16 and 65.” The Royal Highlanders headquarters building in Aurora was supposedly modeled after Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

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