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The Resource Ham, eggs, and corn cake : a Nebraska Territory diary, Erastus F. Beadle ; introduction by Ronald C. Naugle

Ham, eggs, and corn cake : a Nebraska Territory diary, Erastus F. Beadle ; introduction by Ronald C. Naugle

Label
Ham, eggs, and corn cake : a Nebraska Territory diary
Title
Ham, eggs, and corn cake
Title remainder
a Nebraska Territory diary
Statement of responsibility
Erastus F. Beadle ; introduction by Ronald C. Naugle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Three years after the Kansas-Nebraska Act embroiled the plains states in a struggle that presaged the war to come, the irrepressible Erastus F. Beadle left his home in Buffalo, New York, and set out for the territories to see about some land. Specifically, Beadle had a stake in the Sulphur Springs Land Company, an enterprise that proposed to build the community of Saratoga just north of Omaha for prospective settlers, who were arriving by the boatload. In diary pages and letters home, Beadle noted his impressions-the details, anecdotes, and characters that filled his days-and in doing so, left a remarkable record of a bygone way of life in the American West. Beginning with his three-month journey westward, Beadle takes us from the hardships and amusements of travel on the "Big Muddy" to the magnificent sight of a prairie fire at night, from the political propaganda abroad in the "slavery stronghold" of Kansas to the realities of doing business on the Nebraska frontier. Whether describing roads or water routes, mishaps or accommodations, finances, politics, or daily life, Beadle writes with an immediacy and character that make his diary as entertaining as it is informative-a living, intimate chapter of American history
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
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1821-1894
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Beadle, Erastus Flavel
Dewey number
978.2/02/092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Beadle, Erastus Flavel
  • Beadle, Erastus Flavel
  • Pioneers
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Nebraska
  • Omaha Region (Neb.)
  • Omaha Region (Neb.)
  • Frontier and pioneer life
Label
Ham, eggs, and corn cake : a Nebraska Territory diary, Erastus F. Beadle ; introduction by Ronald C. Naugle
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Bison books"--Prelimimary page
  • Originally published as: To Nebraska in '57 : a diary of Erastus F. Beadle. New York : New York Public Library, 1923
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm50699559
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 130 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803202450
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)50699559
Label
Ham, eggs, and corn cake : a Nebraska Territory diary, Erastus F. Beadle ; introduction by Ronald C. Naugle
Publication
Note
  • "Bison books"--Prelimimary page
  • Originally published as: To Nebraska in '57 : a diary of Erastus F. Beadle. New York : New York Public Library, 1923
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm50699559
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 130 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803202450
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)50699559

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