First edition. 12mo. Printed wrappers, , 76 pp., preface. The founding and history of Sherman County, Nebraska. Details prominent early settlers, agricultural opportunities, early schools, stories of pioneer life, opening of the lands for settlement, Indian scares, problems with the Olive gang, biographic sketches of some early citizens, etc. Six Guns 201 says, "Rare." "Contains quite a bit of history about the Olives and the murder of Luther Mitchell and of Ami Ketchum and some information on Doc Middleton." Herd 244 says, "Rare." Graff 264 says, "The author arrived in Sherman County on July 4, 1873, and camped four miles from the future location of Loup City. He gives interesting stories of pioneer life including the perilous adventures of Judge Wall with the notorious Olive gang of cowboy thugs." Light wear to spine panel, else near fine, tight, clean copy of a difficult title. Clamshell case. HOWES B359a. GRAFF 264. HERD 244. SIX GUNS 201.
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