Beginning at left in order standing is:
1. ADNA DOBSON, State Engineer of
5. L. M. SCOTHORN, Assistant Quartermaster
2. JOHN DAVIS, State Board of Charities.
6. ED. ROYCE, Secretary State Banking Board.
3. GEO. L. CARTER, Fish and Game
7. J. H. CULVER, Adjutant General of state.
4. BURRITT BUSH, Commissioner of Labor.
8. ED. A. CHURCH, State Oil Inspector.
The Nebraska State Horticultural
As a result of
repeated successful experiments in the cultivation of
fruit a great many Nebraskans became interested in the
growing of orchards. This interest became so general that
on the twenty-ninth day of September, 1869, occurred the
organization of the Nebraska State Horticultural Society,
on the State Fair Grounds at Nebraska City. Those who
have the honor of being charter members of this society
are: R. W. Furnas, F. A. Tisdel, Benton Aldrich, Nemaha
County; J. H. Masters, Oliver Homer, O. P. Mason, J. H.
Gregg, J. B. Merton, J. Hoagland, J. Sterling Morton, J.
M. Taggert, H. K. Raymond, J. N. Croxton, Otoe County; P.
W. Hitchcock, Geo. B. Graff, Alvin Saunders, L. A.
Walker, Douglas County; David Butler, Lancaster County;
J. B. Weston, Gage County; Jonathan Edwards, Dodge
County; J. W. Hollingshead, Pawnee County; Wm. D. Wilson,
Des Moines, Ia.; J. W. Pearman, Davenport, Ia. J. H.
Masters was elected President; R. W. Furnas, Secertary
(sic), and O. P. Mason, Treasurer.
At the next meeting of
the society, which was held at Brownville, January 5,
1870, a collection of winter fruit was put on exhibition.
Out of this display was developed the annual winter fruit
show, which has become a distinct institution of this
society. The Horticultural Hall at the State Fair grounds
is under its management and from $1,000.00 to $1,300.00
in prizes is annually awarded to Nebraska
horticulturists. The society also operates five
experimental stations in this state. Following is a list
of the officers which have been elected in the years
between 1872 and 1904: J. H. Masters, President, 1872;
'73, '86; Vice President, '83. J. T. Allen, Vice
President, 1872, '73; President, 1874, '75; Secretary,
1883, '84, '85. R. W. Furnas, Secretary,. 1872, '73;
President, 1877, '78, '79, '80. D. H. Wheeler, Treasurer,
1872, '73, '74; Secretary, 1875, '76, '77, '78, '79, '80,
'81, '82. J. W; Moore, Secretary, 1874. E. N. Grennell,
Vice President, 1875, '77, '80; President, '81. John
Evans, Treasurer, 1875, '76, '77, '78. S. B. Hobson,
President, 1876. Hiram Craig, Vice President, 1876.
Charles Mathewson, Vice President, 1878, '79. Chris
Hartman, Treasurer, 1879 to '87. S. Barnard, Vice
President, 1881; Presi-