Date of Award


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Master of Arts (MA)




A century ago settlement was just beginning to flourish in Nebraska. One by one communities were appearing on the prairie---Nebraska City, Omaha, and Lincoln, to name only a few. Among these early communities were some which grew and developed, while others died after a few short years leaving little to serve as a monument. Many towns which survived did not attain the goals envisioned by their founders, but remained relatively small agricultural settlements. Syracuse, Nebraska, is such a community. The events which occurred in this community's past have often been told but seldom recorded. yet Syracuse has a story to tell, and its sotry to a considerable extent can be viewed as a mirror of other small southeastern Nebraska communities.


A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the Department of History The University of Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright 1958, Aileen Lowson Williams

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