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Chaps belonging to "MW"
Note found in pocket of chaps
Had an interesting phone call from a gentleman in Southern Illinois. He had purchased a pair of leather chaps and in getting ready to recondition them, he found a note in one of the pockets. It reads: MW. FROM UNADILLA, NEBRASKA IN OTOE COUNTY 40 MILE SW OF OMAHA, NEB. A PAWNEE INDIAN TRIBE IN THE AREA. He also stated that they are "stovepipe" chaps, which I gather are unusual, they buckle in the back, and the letters MW are carved into the leather.
My first thought was to go to the Freighters Museum in Nebr. City, as they have a list of all the freighters from 1850 - 1870. No luck there. They advertise they are open from 8 - 5 every day, but it was closed up, looked deserted, and there was a window broken out.
It then occurred to me thay maybe MW was MW Duncan, who had had a grocery store in Unadilla from the 1880's to about 1910, when he sold his business and moved to Muskogee, OK, where he purchased 100 city lots and went into business with his brother, who had located in Indian Territory there in the late 1800's. That's where our trail ends. The chaps were purchased at a shop in Galvaston, Texas, and the shop owner purchased them in Illinois. Open to any and all suggestions!!!
Last Tuesday the SDA 4th grade classes visited the Henry Dieken Prairie. Sounds like they had a great time and learned a lot!
Saturday, our family gathered at our daughter's home and we made homemade runzas, 3 double batches of them, 76 not counting those eaten! It was a lot of fun and it filled the hole in my freezer. Can hardly wait for soup and runza weather!
Welcome back to Unadilla Dennis Baker!
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
9-28 Rick Block, Dale & Karen Isaacs
9-30 Patrick & Rebecca Lechner
10-3 Bryce & Leigh Luff, Leighton Brehm
10-4 Perry & Jessica Stoner
NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO
Friday, 9-29-1922, The Otoe Union:
Judge Carper was having his offices and harness shop "wired". Several residents were at Schubert "prospecting for apples." Chris Lemke died and was buried at the Unadilla Cemetery.
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HUSKER VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE 2022
9-30 AT Rutgers
10-2 AT Maryland
10-6 AT Michigan State
10-8 AT Michigan
10-14 Penn State
10-19 AT Purdue
10-22 AT Illinois
10-26 AT Wisconsin
11-6 AT Northwestern
11-13 AT Ohio State
11-18 AT Iowa
NEBRASKA FOOTBALL 2022
8-27 NE vs Northwestern @Dublin, Ireland LOST 28 - 31
9-3 NE vs North Dakota WON 38 - 17
9-10 NE vs Georgia Southern LOST 42-45
9-17 NE vs Oklahoma LOST 14-49
10-1 NE vs Indiana
10-7 NE at Rutgers
10-15 NE at Purdue
10-29 NE vs Illinois
11-5 NE vs Minnesota
11-12 NE at Michigan
11-19 NE vs Wisconsin
11-23 NE at Iowa
Hagerman Family of Verneda Kimbell
William & Anna Hagerman in front seat, John & Mamie in back
Fritz Hagerman holding horses
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