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Good Old Days 09-26-14



Sept. 20, 1914

'Where Hope was Justified'

When I came to Cheyenne County on the 17th of September 1855, I brought hope along, and little else. For five years I hoped and believed that this would make an agricultural country, then faith weakened and I gave up expecting that this would never be anything but a grazing land. The next year, 1881, saw abundant evidence of my mistaken views. This was the first crop we had. And step by step, with an occasional year of backslapping to keep the sinews stout, good crops were obtained until now in 1913 Cheyenne County is no longer in the...

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