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                    Historical Society


         One  important purpose of the Chase County Historical Society, with its museum in Champion, Nebraska, has been to collect and publish information and stories reflecting Chase County Nebraska History.  It's volunteer researchers have made every effort when possible to verify the information they set forth in their publications, however, knowing that a true history of an area is not always in the facts and figures, but in the stories and antedotes passed down from family member to family member.  Since their organization in 1938 they have published many Chase County Histories, and are continuing to gather information for future publications.     The following is a list of the Table of Contents of each publication, showing the wide spectrum of information that these  historians and scribes have set forth in the Histories.

                Each of these published Histories are available at the Museum in Champion, or can be viewed  at the Imperial Public Library, in Imperial, Nebraska.  If you do not live in Chase County and are interested in buying a copy, you can e-mail the webmasters for information on how to do this.

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Chase County History
Volume I
(published 1938, reprinted 1963, 1964, 1969)

Contents Page
Chase County                                                                                  1
Early Inhabitants of Chase County 2
Indians in Chase County 3
The First Artesian Well in Chase County 6
How Wauneta was Named 7
The Original Town of Imperial 8
McGuire's Slough 9
George Banks, Sr.  Family 9
Talk by L. T. Bonner` 12
Al Roe Family 12
Bradley Grover Family 14
Tak by C. N. Cottrell 15
Talk by W. C. Hill 15
K. S. Douglass Story 17
Story of the Draper Family 18
School District No. 74 20
Wild Horse Berry 20
History of the Red Cross in Chase County 22
Mrs. Willie Tibbetts Family 23
Talk by Lon Cunningham 24
George Rowley Murder 25
C. G. Rummell Gives Town of Chase History 26
Alonzo Cunningham Interview 27
Mrs. Rosa McLain Story 29
The Old Settler's Picnic, a poem by Nannie Reichardt 29

        Chase County History
Volume II
(published 1965)


Contents Page
Nebraska Springtime 1
Prehistory 2
Place Names 5
Historical Facts 6
Historical Society Tour 7
Chase County Firsts 8
1880 Agricultural Census 9
Guy Sims Folklore 11
Brush Cattle Company 12
Spring Creek Cattle Company 12
Guernsey Ranch 12
McGillin Ranches 13
Harlem Cattle Company  


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