Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Roy M. Robbins


The years immediately following Nebraska's admission to statehood brought a flow of emigration northward into the Elkhorn River valley. The result of this emigration was the settling of many communities in north-eastern Nebraska. Some of these communities soon lost their identities and ceased to exist. One community which flourished and developed into a town is Oakdale, Nebraska. The history of Oakdale reflects the story of any number of other similar communities, in wich agriculture has been the stabilizing factor, yet Oakdale has a personality of its own.


A Thesis Presented to the Graduate Faculty of the Department of History University of Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright 1962, Norma Launt Schauer

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