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"Why I Live in a Small Town"

Elmwood Leader Echo Newspapers 1896 - 1950

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Bess Streeter Aldrich House & Museum
204 East "F" St - P.O. Box 167
Elmwood NE 68349



NEW - Elmwood Leader Echo Newspapers 1896-1950

This search tool enables the user to research the the Elmwood Leader. Elmwood Echo, and Elmwood Leader-Echo newspapers from 1896 to 1950. The funding for this was provided by Kirby and Cindy Drake in memory of Kirby's parents Arthur & Gwineth (TenBroeck) Drake and their 15 children that grew up in Elmwood and graduated from Elmwood High School. The George Blessing family granted copyright permission for the last decades of the Elmwood Leader-Echo. We thank them for this tremendous gift to our community. 

Welcome to the Bess Streeter Aldrich Web Site. Inside you will find information about Bess Streeter Aldrich, her home/museum, book lists, and other fun and exciting information and events. You may also download and order books and membership information.

Bess Streeter Aldrich was one of Nebraska's finest writers. She recreated in her short stories and novels the ups and downs of small town living in hopes that her readers would understand the hardships and struggles of the times, but also see the virtues and hopes that became a part of these prairie times in the Midwest.

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The Prairie is My Garden by Harvey Dunn

"It is better to remember our love as it was in the springtime."
Bess Streeter Aldrich

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"The Nebraska heat rolled in upon one like the engulfing waves of a dry sea...."
A White Bird Flying - 1931

"Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed you more than your body. It warned your heart ... filled it too, with melody that would last forever."
Song of Years - 1938

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