|This is Claire’s last month of FREEDOM – and then it will be meetings
and browse nights for the ENGS Gang.
This is our thirteenth year of judging the 4-H Heritage Class at the Dodge County Fair. As I look back through the scrapbook of years, there have been some great entries. For those who are not aware, the ENGS presents a “Best of Show” plaque at the Fair. The Best of Show always goes to the State Fair for further judging in this class. It goes without saying, these 4-H members work very hard on their Heritage, and it shows in the items that are submitted for judging. The number of entries are less than when originally started in 1989, but they are also more outstanding in ideas.
The summer has gone very fast, the heat and humidity was not welcome. To keep our books free of dampness, Claire set her AC on 69 and the dehumidifier gets a good workout. You would be surprised the water in the container each morning.
We have had a number of visitors this summer making use of our library,
and they all left with big smiles on their faces, as they found some new
information. It makes the large collection well worth while.
The new postal cards for correspondence authorized by congress will probably be very popular with the people. The face of the card will be provided with lines for the address, and the back is to be ruled for the letter.
They are to be sold at one cent each, which includes postage. It is decidedly a cheap way of forwarding short letters about which there is no secret, and they must also prove a great convenience. They will be offered for sale in two or three weeks.
Fremont (NE) Tribune 9 Aug 1872 3:2
Question: One often sees commemorative statues of soldiers mounted on horses with their forelegs in various positions. Is there any significance to the difference?
Ans: Yes, although some sculptors may be unaware of the
tradition or choose to ignore it. A historian at Arlington Natl Cemetery
explains that when both forelegs of the horse are in the air, the rider
died in battle. When only one foreleg is raised, the rider died of
his wounds afterward. And when all four legs are on the ground, the
rider later died of unrelated causes.
Last Sunday morning between one and two o’clock the alarm of fire was given and the stable in the rear of Turn Halle was found to be completely enveloped in flames. The Fire Department was promptly on hand, the Hooks with their buckets did good service till the Engine was in readiness to play, but the fire got under such headway that it was impossible to save the barn.
There were several Bohemians sleeping in the loft at the time, and it is supposed that it caught from a pipe. It was at first thought that some of them lost their lives in the flames as they were not seen to get out and could not be found, but they afterwards turned up all right. One of them had his feet slightly burned.
Ten horses were lost with several sets of harness. The building was owned by Mr Welch and was valued at $600, insured for $500. The total loss was about $2,500.
One poor Bohemian lost his team and harness which was about all he had except his family and homestead. Others were nearly in the same fix.
ON THE SHELF
UNCLE, WE ARE READY!
There is Dodge county draft service information is on our web
site. Renee and several others worked long hours to complete it.
The old newspapers were most difficult to read from the microfilm.
We have come a long way in postal cards. Nona and Claire noted
many unusual kinds while in the British Isles. Some were in the shape
of the cathedrals, a stem of purple thistle, even one in the shape of the
Scottish Highland longhorn cows. With our fast system in the
post office, wonder if the long horns on the cow would arrive with the
cow at its destination.
DODGE CO NE MARRIAGES
Peter A Peterson to Clara Arnold on Aug 7
Charlotte “Petey” Croshaw, Judy Czarnecki and Marilyn Estrada, ENGS members, were presented with Certificates of Appreciation from the Nebraska State Genealogical Society for their services in helping Renee with the Web Site projects. CONGRATULATIONS!!
All of the Dodge, Saunders, and Colfax cemeteries will be on our web
site, including the large Ridge cemetery in Fremont. This was a huge
project and required much proof reading and even checking for possible
errors. If not on the web site yet, be patient and it will soon be appearing.
THE TERRIBLE STORM
The storm which had been wished for, for so long a time, came Wednesday
evening. When it did come (to be slightly profane) it “raised the
devil.” Rain and hail, wind, thunder and lightning seemed to be contending
with each other, and from the stand point of a disinterested observer,
it would be hard telling which came out first best.
Sounds like what Fremont witnessed, on July 18th. Downed trees, wind hail and rain, we looked like a “war zone.”
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