Author: Welsch, Roger L.
Published: Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1980.
As Nebraska's best-known folklorist today, Welsch has long kept his eye peeled and his ears open to the voices of people at the grassroots level. From them he has assembled a collection of tall tales, lies and comic descriptions of Plains life.
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|Beef State: World War II||With its entry into World War II, the United States faced a huge problem in assuring an adequate...|
|Beef State: Genetics||As early as the 1870s, Nebraska ranchers knew that genetics were important. As their markets...|
|Beef State: Mechanization on Ranches||By 1925, beef production had been greatly reformed. Watch how the mechanization of ranches affected...|
|Beef State: Refrigeration & the Stockyards||Technology and innovation dramatically changed beef in the first quarter of the 20th century....|
|Beef State: Richards & Land Fraud||Ranchers' refusal to remove their fences enraged President Roosevelt, who ordered legal action. In...|
|Beef State: Birth of the Omaha Stockyards||In 1882, Wyoming rancher Alexander Swan came to Omaha to convince investors to start a stockyards....|
|Beef State: Widows & Orphans||Some ranchers acquired land by artfully using a provision of the amended Homestead Act that allowed...|
|Beef State: Homesteaders v. Cattlemen||Some Nebraska ranchers could use trespass laws to keep homesteaders from reaching their land,...|
|Beef State: Homesteaders||Life was quite grueling for homesteading farmers in Nebraska, a land with a relatively small yearly...|
|Beef State: Bartlett Richards||Because of the Blizzards of 1886 & 1887 and other reasons, large Nebraska ranches began to fade...|