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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 dedicated 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 II
(published 1965) 

Contents Page Our Pioneers Page
Nebraska Springtime 1 E. E. Arterburn 39
Prehistory 2 Bauerle Family 40
Place Names 5 Anna Mader Benson 41
Historical Facts 6 John (Jack) Brady 41
Historical Society Tour 7 James Burke 41
Chase County Firsts 8 Cruise Family Incident 43
1880 Agricultural Census 9 Mrs. Mary Davison 43
Guy Sims Folklore 11 James Davidson 45
Brush Cattle Company 12 William L. Davidson 46
Spring Creek Cattle Company 12 Bruce Earl 47
Guernsey Ranch 12 Epperson Family 47
McGillin Ranches 13 Frank and Eliza Fanning 48
Harlem Cattle Company 14 Peter and Nancy Felt 48
S. S. Kempton Ranch 16 Frank Fleming 48
Murder of James McGuire 18 Henry M. Flory 49
Murder of George Rowley 18 Levi and George Flory and Will Bry 49
Murder of Edward Naber 19 Mr. and Mrs Alan Grant 49
Dismal No. 1 20 George W. Getzendaner 50
Census Story 22 Dr. H. H. Grosbach 51
County Seat Fires 23 Mrs. A. B. Hall 52
Wauneta 24 Mrs. Angelo Hill 54
Imperial 24 Dr. Fred Hoffmeister 56
Winchester 26 John and Helena Jaeger 58
Lamar 27 Lee Family 58
Champion 27 Frank McLain 59
Blanche 28 Stephen C. McElroy 60
Chase 29 Minnie McGaughey 62
Pearl 30 Mr. and Mrs. Sherman McCoy 64
Martin 30 Taylor and Clara Maddux 64
Catherine 30 George Malcolm 66
Enders 30 Robert Malcolm 67
Colberg 31 Elmer Medlock 69
Hancock 31 Charles W. Meeker 69
Best 31 William Ough 70
Wauneta Mill 31 Arnold Sharp 72
Bussell Mill 32 E. T. Smith 72
Champion Mill 32 Giles Smith 73
School Days 32 Lillian Smith 75
Depression Years 33 Gus Statz Family 78
Historic Incidents 35 St. Clair Stock 79
Wild Horse Berry 35 Thomas F. Stock 80
Irrigation 37 Charles David Troxel 80
Nebraska Autumn 38 Robert H. Williams 82
Wirsig Store and Irrigation Ditch 83


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