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Residents of Grand Island:

People are asking me for locations in the city where coronavirus may be present.  On March 28, 2020, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services determined that we have confirmed cases of community spread of coronavirus in the city.  This means that we must assume that coronavirus is everywhere.  Please take extra precautions using this assumption.   Please keep at least 6 feet of space between you and other people, wash your hands regularly, and do not touch your face. 

Mayor Roger G. Steele

Recollections of a Pioneer Lawyer by O. A. Abbott

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Recollections of a Pioneer Lawyer by Othman A. Abbott.  Published in 1929, this work originally appeared in Nebraska History, Vol. 11 (1928), published by the Nebraska State Historical Society. The Library owns two physical copies. Both are located in the Heritage Room; one copy in the Special Collections case and one copy in the Local History section (both under the call number 340).

We have also been given permission by the Nebraska State Historical Society to reproduce online.

This book has been scanned and made available via PDF.  For ease in reading, separate sections have been produced.  Within each section, scroll down to continue reading.  Abbott's Nebraska and Grand Island days start in Section Four.  Control-F will allow you to search within each section.  Some of these sections may be slow in loading due to size.

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