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Arapahoe Braves
Arapahoe Braves Baseball Team ca. 1901-04
Back row:  Frank Reynolds, Oshea Runcle, Bill Tanner, Dick Emmett, and
Ed Emmett
Center row:  Walt Radcliff, Sam Patterson, Manager, Sam M. Patterson, and
Fred Wagner
Front row:  Charlie McKenna, Polly Patton, and Frank Bellamy.
Donated by Stephen W. Tanner
tanner bros nail.
Tanner Brothers Lumber & Coal was owned and operated by my great uncle, Albert A. Tanner, who married Nellie Finch.  My grandfather, William (Bill) Tanner worked with Albert at the lumber yard.  As best I can tell, they operated the lumber yard in Arapahoe from about 1900 to 1913.  The lumber yard is still in operation, but has changed hands many times.
Donated by Stephen W. Tanner.
Holbrook hospital
Republican Valley Hospital that Dr. A. L. Kee
built in the early 1900's.  It was located at Holbrook.
Donated by Thomas E. Corey
Hilker deed
Quit Deed from E. B. Murphy, Chairman Board Trustees of the town of Arapahoe, to Henry Hilker, dated Nov 21st 1873.
Donated by Thomas E. Corey
Eld Family
Elder Family of Maple Grove Township.
Eld School
Maple Grove School, ca. early 1890s.   NOTE used with permission from Don Sorby).  Please use your "Back" button to return to this page.
Arapahoe bank
Inside Arapahoe State Bank-1916
Pictured left to right: Jim Patterson, Charles A. Patterson,
 Joe Swanson
Donated by Donella Spencer
Arapahoe St. Pauls
Twyla Emmett's Sunday School Class, the "Little Helpers", at St Paul's Episcopal Church, Arapahoe.  Only three girls are identified: Derelyn R. Patterson, on left; also Shirley Burton & Cathleen Cox.  I believe this is ca. 1932 or 33.
Donated by Donella Spencer
Methodist church fire
Methodist Church Fire, ca. 1930s
Donated by Donella Spencer
Arapahoe baseball
Arapahoe Baseball Team, ca. 1910
Left to right (numbered on photo):
1-Frank Reynolds, 2-Leo McKenna, 3-_?_ Bloom, 4-Dr. Ruppert, 5-Bill Tanner, 6-Charles A. Patterson, 7-Ray Snyder, 8- Sam Patterson, 9-Herb Snyder, 10-Clyde Toler, 11-Ed Disbrow
Donated by Donella Spencer
Arapahoe roads
Arapahoe Good Roads Commission
at Oxford, 4-14-11
Donated by Donella Spencer
Arapahoe fair
Arapahoe St. Fair (Postcard)
Donated by Donella Spencer
Arapahoe Episcopal church
Episcopal Church,
Arapahoe, Neb.
Donated by Donella Spencer
Arapahoe band
The Arapahoe Band, ca. 1910
The only person identified is:
Don Patterson, the boy with the small drum.
Donated by Donella Spencer
Arapahoe band 2
The Arapahoe Band, ca. 1913
Don Patterson is probably the boy
holding the trumpet, seated third from right.
Donated by Donella Spencer
Arapahoe junior play
Cast of the Junior class play,
Arapahoe High School, taken Dec 1926
On left Mr. Randall (principal); Harold ten Bensel;
Clara Krumme; Arthur Olsen; Lola Brecks; George Brown;
Mabel Packwood; Julian King; Gladys Horton

In front: Eleanor Penn & Weldon Walker.
Donated by Donella Spencer
World War I March
Words & music by:
Ole Vikören
Published by:
Ole Virkören, Arapahoe, Neb.
First homestead
Location of the
First Homestead in Furnas County
John Nilson, May 1, 1871

West edge of Arapahoe on Highway 6&34

Oxford Indians
Oxford Indians Baseball Team (ca. 1909)
Donated by Donella Spencer
Autograph book
Ruby M. Stoddard
Autograph Book
, ca. 1900
Caleb Phillips Home

The house picture is of Caleb and Sarah Phillips. Not sure if this house was

 in Arapahoe or Edison, they lived in both places.

Diane L. Woodard

Caleb Phillips family

In the Caleb and Sarah Phillips family photo: Gilbert Phillips, Edward Phillips, Mae (Samples) Phillips, Grace Pearl (Fisher) Phillips, and Lilburn Phillips.

Diane L. Woodard

Edward Phillips family

In the Edward and Grace Phillips family photo, they are: Pearl Phillips,

Opal Phillips, Grace Phillips, Edward Phillips, Benjamin Phillips,

Caley Phillips, and Charles Phillips, These names are in no particular order,

 not sure who is who.

Diane L. Woodard

Phillips jar

This was my GGG-Grandma Sarah's tobacco jar. She smoked a corncob pipe all her life and it is now in the hands of Doreen McFarlane's family.Doreen is the daughter of Opal Phillips, dau. of Edward and Grace Phillips.
Diane L. Woodard

W D Hibbs family  
W D Hibbs write up