History of Meadville, Nebraska

One of the most interesting localities in the county is that adjacent to the Niobrara where Nebraska highway No. 7 crosses this stream. It has a scenic beauty all its own and is almost without a rival in the entire state. It has an historic background, replete with interest and romance. To do justice to this locality would require much space. It should be seen to be appreciated. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now I have gleaned from the diary of Mrs. Slonecker (Blanch Mead) a few important facts and with her permission am presenting them here: In August 1882, Merritt I. Mead a veteran of the Civil War, came from Thayer county and located on the south side of the river. He found a small log cabin in which the family consisting of wife and two daughters took up their residence. Several rooms were added and to accommodate travelers he opened his home for meals and lodgings. “Mead’s Tavern” soon ‘became very popular as Mrs....

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