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Benjamin Franklin Haas--Manuscript

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2009-044

Content Description

The collection consists of a seventy-one page Microsoft Word manuscript of Benjamin Franklin Haas. Originally written in 1958, the transcribed manuscript offers accounts of the life of Benjamin Franklin Haas, born on January 8, 1880 in western Brookings County. The manuscript offers information on the Haas family genealogy, Benjamin’s parent’s trip to Dakota Territory, and the early towns, people, and history of Brookings County. The manuscript is split into chapters including a preface. The chapters are titled: My Ancestors, Westward Ho!, Getting Started, Transportation and Travel, Stacking and Threshing, Animals Birds Fish and Insects, and The Neighbors. Benjamin Franklin Haas died on March 30, 1974 in Estelline, SD. The manuscript is a valuable tool for researchers interested in Brookings County history, early homesteading, agriculture, and life in Dakota Territory. A printed version is available, as well as a digital copy.

Acquisition Type


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  • Event: ca. 1880-1958
  • 1958


0.69 Gigabytes

1 cds

0.1 Cubic Feet