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By Larry Nelson
For The Sun-Telegraph 

Veteran's History Project: Leland V. Nelson


Leland V. Nelson

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is one of many American Veteran accounts published in The Sidney Sun-Telegraph. The writer, who is from Sidney, is conducting the interviews as part of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project.

Leland V. Nelson spent his formative years in the area of Platte County. Like kids from western Nebraska, he walked the miles to school as well as getting to school by horsepower – one way or another. On more than one occasion, Leland's horse drawn wagon was faster than that of a neighboring student – the race wa...

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