CUSTER COUNTY NEBRASKA
LAND OFFICE NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.


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Bangs-
U.S. LAND OFFICE, NORTH PLATTE, NEB.
MARCH 30, 1899

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FOLLOWING NAMED SETTLER, HAS FILED NOTICE OF HIS INTENTION TO MAKE FINAL PROOF IN SUPPORT OF HIS CLAIM AND THAT SAID PROOF WILL BE MADE BEFORE THE REGISTER AND RECEIVER, AT BROKEN BOW NEB. ON APRIL 28, 1899 VIA

ARTHUR D. BANGS

OF BROKEN BOW NEB. FOR THE H.E. 137, SW 1/4 SEC. 26, TP 17N. RANGE 20 W.  HE NAMES THE FOLLOWING WITNESSES TO PROVE HIS CINTINUOUS RESIDENCE UPON AND CULTIVATION OF SAID LAND, VIZ: PLENY M. TOWSLEY, WILLIAM S. BOYCO, EDWARD F. MCCLURE, GEORGE MCRAE, ALL OF BROKEN BOW.

JAMES WHITEHEAD, REGISTER.

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Chrisman
U.S. LAND OFFICE, NORTH PLATTE, NEB.
MARCH 20, 1899

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FOLLOWING NAMED SETTLER, HAS FILED NOTICE OF HIS INTENTION TO MAKE FINAL PROOF IN SUPPORT OF HIS CLAIM AND THAT SAID PROOF WILL BE MADE BEFORE THE REGISTER AND RECEIVER, AT BROKEN BOW NEB. ON APRIL 28, 1899 VIA

H. EUGENE CHRISMAN

OF NEW HELENA NEB. FOR THE H.E. 123, N 1/2 SE 1/4, 1 1/2, SEC. 24, TP 19N, R 21 W. HE NAMES THE FOLLOWING WITNESSES TO PROVE HIS CONTINUOUS RESIDENCE UPON AND CULTIVATION OF SAID LAND, VIZ: PATRICK KELLY, GEORGE W. KELLER, OF NEW HELENA, GEORGE TEMPLAR, FRAN TEMPLAR OF LILIAN, NEB.

JAMES WHITEHEAD, REGISTER.


Graham

U.S. LAND OFFICE, NORTH PLATTE, NEB.
MARCH 2, 1899-

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT JOSEPH H. GRAHAM HAS FILED NOTICE OF INTENTION TO MAKE FINAL PROOF BEFORE COUNTY JUDGE, AT HIS OFFICE IN BROKEN BOW, NEB. ON TUESDAY THE 18TH DAY OF APRIL, 1899, ON TIMBER CULTURE APPLICATION NO. 13887, FOR THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION NO. 27, IN TOWNSHIP NO. 16 N, RANGE W NO. 21 W.  HE NAMES AS WITNESSES: W.E. WILLIS, JAMES LEDWICH, VINCEN J. STEDBY, HERMAN H. SQUIRES, ALL OF BROKEN BOW, NE.  
GEO. E. FRENCH, REGISTER.

Hoshaw-
Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before county judge, at Broken Bow, Neb. on February 20, 1901 viz:
Samuel Hosahaw, heir of Jacob E. Hoshaw, deceased, H.E. No. 18294, for the sw1/4 ne1/4, Sec. 12, Twp. 15N., Rge 21 W.
He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz:
Charles Moore, William Moore, William Keller and Oliver Ridenour, all of Broken Bow, Nebr.
Geor E. French, Register.
[Source: Custer County Republican, Jan. 10, 1901 edition]



FEAR LAND GRANT OUTBREAK
NEBRASKAN GOVERNOR ORDERS MILITIA TO ACT, IF HOMESTEADERS ARE UNRULY

Lincoln Neb. June 28

Gov. Mickey has received several requests from officers and Sheriffs in Custer County Nebraska for militia to help keep order at Broken Bow and in the surrounding country, where thousands of persons have gathered for the opening of homesteads under the new Kinkaid land law.   The Governor has ordered Company M of Broken Bow to be in readiness, and if there is an outbreak the militia will be put into action at once.

The trouble arises from the fact that cattle owners have sent their cowboys to file on Government land that is now illegally fenced in and to interfere with homesteaders who are seeking claims under the provisions of the new law.   Many of the homesteaders at Broken Bow are armed, and bloodshed is feared.

In all 9,000,000 acres of Government land in Nebraska were opened for homestead entry to-day.  The law permits homesteader to file on 640 acres of land.  the land opened by the Kinkaid law is known as semi-arid land, and is mostly adaped to grazing.  It is the last great opening of Government land of this nature that will ever be made.

The six land offices in Nebraska were the scenes of great excitement.  At Oneill nearly a thousand persons, a great percentage of whom were women, were in line at sunrise. 


Source: New York Times, June 29, 1904.




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