Crete Janet L. Jeffries

ISBN: 9780738593920

Published: September 17th 2012

Paperback

128 pages


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Crete  by  Janet L. Jeffries

Crete by Janet L. Jeffries
September 17th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 128 pages | ISBN: 9780738593920 | 10.27 Mb

Late-19th-century publications regularly promoted Nebraska’s young cities and towns, and Crete was no exception. Settled by homesteaders, merchants, railroaders, and New Englanders associated with Doane College, Crete began as an agricultural tradeMoreLate-19th-century publications regularly promoted Nebraska’s young cities and towns, and Crete was no exception. Settled by homesteaders, merchants, railroaders, and New Englanders associated with Doane College, Crete began as an agricultural trade center, but it soon possessed the refinements of gentility and city culture.

One 1890s booklet described the 20-year-old town, with a population of 3,000, as a modern, cosmopolitan, progressive city—traits that few places of similar size in the West could claim. A newspaper article exclaimed, “No city in the West has attracted more attention among Easterners than Crete” and that no other city had a more promising future.

Another article called Crete “the gem of the Blue River valley.” Situated 25 miles from Nebraska’s capital city of Lincoln, Crete already had electricity, running water, a college, churches, a library, and numerous businesses and industries by the late 19th century. The photographs within provide a glimpse into the past life of a town that has continued to evolve and thrive.



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