Early days in Seward County, Nebraska, are recalled through colorful tales, factual data and individual biographies in this 34-page spiral bound booklet excerpted from the rare 1882 book: History of the State of Nebraska, originally published by the Western Historical Co. of Chicago, and Nebraska, a Guide to the Cornhusker State, a 1939 project of the Federal Writers of the Works Progress Administration. The booklet is printed on 60# paper. A vinyl sheet has been added to protect the full-color front cover. Among the many subjects included are: Topography; First settlerment and Early History; First Schools; Political History; Roster of County Officials; Education; Death of Father Dunaway, an early pioneer; the city of Seward -- aspect and busines importance, incorportation, societies, churches, schools; the village of Milford -- location and natural features, early history, churches, societies; and the town of Utica. The booklet contains biographies of many residents of Colfax County in 1882. While primarily of interest to descendants, these often contain clues to the area and the times. Biographical sketches include: SEWARD -- Luke Agur, West Barrett, James G. Berdrow, James Betzer, Hiram Boyes, John Brown, Edmund Carns, Jon Cattle Sr., Capt. Robert Cooper, William Cox, Herman Diers, Stephen Douglass, Elijah K. Dunbaugh, Joseph W. Dupin, John N. Edwards, Charles N. Emilton, James M. Fletcher, Thomas Graham, James Harris, William Imlay, LLoyd Johns, Edward Jones, Claudius Jones, Cas. R. LaMena, William Leese, John Leonardt, Samuel P. Lindley, George W. Lowley, Sanford Marshall, Edmund McIntyre, Daniel McKillip, Lewis Moffitt (pix), Henry Page, Otero Reynolds, John Roberts, Thomas Sanders, Isaac Sorter, St. Clair and Anderson, John C. Thomas, George H. Underhill, Capt. Charles E. Van Pelt, Dr. Leland Walker ( pix), William H. Walker, Walter O. Whitcomb, Olliver Williams, Thomas Wolfe, Dr. James H. Woodward, John Zimmerer; MILFORD -- Will D. Alexander, Henry C. Atwood, John H. Atwood, Roger P. Birge, George W. Brandon, John J. Briggs, Jacob H. Culver, Jonathan L. Davidson, Pliney E. Dinsmore, John Engelhaupt, Rev. Herman A. French, Rev. Willis G. Haselwood, Thomas A. Healey, Philip I. Hooker, Fredrick S. Johnson, Lewis D. Laune, Capt. John B. Mitchell, John A. Raymer, William C. Smiley, Lee H. Smiley, Soloman J. Shupp, Joseph Stockman; UTICA --Howard M. Colman, George A. Derby, Dr. Rufus D. Harvey, James E. Hibbard, George F. Hurlburt, Joseph Jones, John S. Kittle, George W. Learned, George Liggett, Rev. Wesson G. Miller, Rev. Calvin E. Phinney, Soren Thygeson; OTHERS --Lemuel L. Allison, Edward C. Archer, Thomas Bailey, Thomas Best, Henry Bick, James Bone, Albert E. Bradley, Hiram A. Brisbin, David Brown, Samuel Brown, Joseph W. Bivens, Luther Chaddock, Martin Castle, Lieut. Thomas Corr, Henry Cross, August Daehling, Frederick M. Dimery, Michael Dunigan, John A. Durland, Samuel D. Dutton, David H. Figard, Thomas J. Foster, Peter J. Goodrich, William Hickman, Erastus M. Hickman, Ebenezer Jull, Jesse Knight, Lieut. George W. Lazenby, John Leonard, Charles L. Lyon, Elias McClure, George C. McKay, Samuel G. Mathews, H.F. Mayland, Nathan B. Newton, Ross Nichols, Israel I. Pearson, James T. Pinkerton, Thomas J. Poore, Roland Reed, William Reid, Marcus Richtmyer, John W. Shields, George Slonecker, John Slonecker, Charles L. Smith, Joseph R. Stauffer, Irwin Stall, Abraham Stutzman, Christian J. Stutzman, David C. Tift, Stephen C. Tremper, F.W. Upton and Bro., LaFayette Weldon, John Woods, and Calvin J. Wright. The final part of the booklet contains a brief excerpt on the town of Seward from Nebraska, a Guide to the Cornhusker State, compiled and written by the Federal Writer's Project of the WPA in 1939.