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Happy as a big sunflower : adventures in the West, 1876-1880

Author: Rolf Johnson; Richard E Jensen
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, in association with the Nebraska State Historical Society, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1876 Rolf Johnson and his family left Illinois for Phelps County, Nebraska. Rolf left home in 1879 "with the intention of going west for a season." His departure may have been sparked by the marital fever exhibited by a female suitor. Rolf felt he was "not quite prepared to leave the state of single blessedness for that of double misery." In Sidney, Nebraska, he ran with the "sporting" element, who showed him
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Johnson, Rolf, 1856-1922.
Happy as a big sunflower.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, in association with the Nebraska State Historical Society, ©2000
(OCoLC)606399155
Online version:
Johnson, Rolf, 1856-1922.
Happy as a big sunflower.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, in association with the Nebraska State Historical Society, ©2000
(OCoLC)627236269
Named Person: Rolf Johnson; Rolf Johnson; Rolf Johnson
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rolf Johnson; Richard E Jensen
ISBN: 0803276141 9780803276147
OCLC Number: 43790455
Notes: "Bison books"--Preliminary page.
Description: xxxii, 270 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Illinois homeland --
2. The trip to Nebraska --
3. Phelps County, Nebraska --
4. Summer rambles in eastern Nebraska --
5. Back to Phelps County --
6. The buffalo hunt --
7. Home again, politics and romances --
8. The harvest circuit --
9. More politics and romances at home --
10. The execution of Stephen D. Richards --
11. The Black Hills and the southwest.
Responsibility: Rolf Johnson ; edited and with an introduction by Richard E. Jensen.
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