Date of Award
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.
Williams, Aileen Lowson, "A history of Syracuse, Nebraska" (1958). Student Work. 560.
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