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"HOMES of the POOR"
History of Nebraska
The farm is rented out and the four female indigent are cared for, in part, by the county supplying them foodstuffs in their own homes.
Hall County, Grand Island county seat, has six indigent, five male and one female, who are cared for in a hospital, and the farm rented out, which consists of 160 acres, valued at $16,000.
Nuckolls County, Nelson county seat, has no indigent. It has a 160-acre poor farm, valued at $16,000.
Boyd County, Butte county seat, has no indigent and no poor farm. There are four women receiving the mothers' pension.
Out at Broken Bow. Custer County, Broken Bow county seat, has a 100-acre poor farm, on which there is a twenty-two-room house, modern throughout, including barns and other buildings, all lighted with electricity from a plant located on the farm. There are five males and two females on the farm. The place is stocked with eight head of horses, twenty head of cattle, nine of which are milked, and eighty-five hogs. There was planted in crops this season 200 acres of corn, sixty acres of wheat, eighty acres of oats and fifteen acres of alfalfa. There are fifteen acres of wild hay, the remainder of the farm being pasture. This modern "poor" farm is valued at $100,000. It is in charge of a superintendent, matron, maid for house work and needed farm hands.
Sioux County, Harrison the county seat, has but one indigent male who is cared for by the county. The poor farm consists of but one town lot and building, valued at $1,000.
Thomas County, Hereford the county seat, has no indigent and no poor farm.
Blaine County, Dunning the county seat, has neither poor farm nor need for one. Only one person receives assistance as needed.
Howard County, St. Paul the county seat, has no indigent. It has a 160-acre poor farm, worth $12,000.
Jefferson County has a 320-acre poor farm, valued at $40,000. It cares for seven male inmates. Fairbury is the county seat.
Cuming County, West Point the county seat, has a 160-acre poor farm, valued at $64,000. Three male indigent are cared for.
Cheyenne County, of which Sidney is the county seat, has no poor farm and no need for one. No person there is receiving aid directly or indirectly from the county. There is no mothers' pension at present in force. Cheyenne County is said to be the first in the world in the production of wheat, and in many other things ranks near the top notch.
Wheeler County has no poor farm and no indigent. Bartlett is the county seat.
Frontier County has no poor farm. There two indigent, kept by private parties and assisted by the county. Stickville is the county seat.
Richardson County has twelve indigent, ten male and two female. It has a county farm of 120 acres, valued at $4,000. Falls City is the county seat.
Lincoln County has two male indigent and three females. It has a 160-acre poor farm, valued at $75,000. North Platte is the county seat.
Buffalo County has four male indigent. It has a 240-acre poor farm, valued at $35,000. Kearney is the county seat.
Only One in Banner. Banner County has but one indigent, male, kept at a hospital. It has no county farm. Harrisburg is the county seat.