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Catalog Number MG343
Object Name manuscript collection
Scope & Content transcription; photocopy; chronology

REMARKS:Photocopies and typescripts referring to the Douglas County Poor Farm [later the Douglas County Nursing Home]. These notes and transcriptions appear to have been made by Lavola Bakken, Research Librarian at the Museum, ca. 1975-80.; Three of the most informative items are:; 1) Typed transcription from the Douglas County Journal, 12 January 1899, p. 181. Text begins: "In the matter of the renting or the selling of the Douglas County Poor Farm - bids." Bids were submitted by W.H. Gordon, T.N. Grubb [sic], J.C. Gillam [sic], W.H. Gordon [purchase], H.C. Long, W.R. Vinson, S.J. Thornton [3 bids], and J.W. Hall;; 2) Photocopy of a petition from residents in the area of the Poor Farm, requesting the County Court to establish a ferry in the vicinity of the Poor Farm; and; 3) A chronology of the County Poor Farm, dated 12 October 1950, that is a copy of the notes placed in the cornerstone of the County Home Building, 13 November 1950.
Title Typescripts and photocopies of items referring to the Douglas County Poor Farm
Accession number 1997.204