Pioneer History of Nebraska

It’s fun to read about the pioneers that first settled this land. I find it especially interesting to read about Custer County history. The Sargent library has a number of Nebraska history books. Here are some of the most interesting ones.

Pioneer History of Custer County Nebraska – S. D. Butcher

Sargent, Nebraska 75th Anniversary Celebration 1958,   Sargent Centennial 1883 – 1983,   Sargent’s Quasquicentennial (125th) Celebration

No Time on My Hands – Grace Snyder (Custer County pioneer, biography)

When You and I Were Young, Nebraska! – Berna Hunter Chrisman (autobiography)

The Ladder of Rivers: The Story of I. P. Olive – Harry E. Chrisman

A Treasury of Nebraska Pioneer Folklore – Roger L Welsch

Battlefields of Nebraska – Thomas D. Phillips

Mollie – The journal of Mollie Dorsey Sanford in Nebraska and Colorado Territories

The Children’s Blizzard – David Laskin

Nebraska: An Illustrated History – Frederick C. Luebke

Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen – Bob Greene



Discarded Books

One of my least favorite jobs at the library is getting rid of old books. There is limited space,  so some of the books that are well worn or never get checked out have to be discarded. These books are available free (donations accepted) for whomever wants them. Come in and look them over. You may find the perfect book for you.

What Does Your Phone Number Spell?

Here’s an interesting website called Phone Spell that will generate words from your phone number. This makes it much easier for people to remember. Wouldn’t it be cool if the library’s number could be 308-527-READ or something similar? Well, alas, we’re not that lucky. The best combination they could come up with is 308-jar-gag1.  That’s probably not a great way to remember the library 🙂




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