the nemaha river
This picture is on a postcard with a postmark of 1910. It shows people boating on the Nemaha. Photo 231.
Photo 1636 -- a stereoptican card by Table Rock photographer Archer King labeled as the Nemaha River near Table Rock. Not sure where that bridge was.
Photo 426, the Nemaha River flooding at the old mill, which was abandoned about 1900. This was probably taken before the river was straightened because prior to straightening it was very prone to flooding. This photo, too, is by Archer King.
A couple of stories about the days when the river often flooded:
straightening the river
Photo 155, an engine dredging the river.
Photo 478, another look at the dredge.
Photo 479, the dredge.
The newly-dug channel, Photo 494. With the increased rate of flow, the river has eroded the banks. 100 years later, it is remarkably deeper and wider.
Photo 801, Mary Snable Sturgeon's photo of her class on an outing at the Nemaha. Sophomore class, 1929.
Also the Sophomore class picnic, 1929. Mary Snabl Sturgeon is probably the girl in the back row, 2nd from the right.