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Dawn of the Century.jpg
Cover artwork shows allegorical woman holding a standard identifying her as "XXth Century". She has an electric light bulb atop her head and stands on a winged wheel, representing Progress. Around her are examples of modern technology and invention,…

Engraving depicts wooden structure, built in just a few weeks, to hold 10,000 delegates to the party's nominating convention. In the years following it was used to hold rallies and political meetings during the Civil War before its demolition…

1872 Oklahoma Survey.jpeg
Showing the township designated 014.0N - 003.0W, this map of "Indian country" prepared the way for white settlement of tribal lands. The 160 acres claimed by Sheffield Peabody is at the upper right of the map.

Looking northwest, major streets and features of a town whose growth was driven by America's first oil boom during the 1860s. Oil Creek is in the foreground, and the Oil Creek Rail Road is shown running south toward the oil region--although by this…

At the mouth of Oil Creeks, spectators watch rafts that have made it downstream after a so-called "pond fresh." The creek was too shallow for navigation much of the year, so dams held water then released it all at once--a chaotic process that often…

Idealized illustration of family at the holiday appears in William Makepeace Thayer's "Merry Christmas: A Christmas Present for Children and Youth." A popular children's writer, Thayer attempted to weed out the pagan traditions from Christian piety,…

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An excerpt from The Livingston Republican from December 1857 that shows how decisions of local court cases were broadcast to the public.

Crowds walking to the Hemlock Fair, ca. 1900
Since the 1860s a fair has been held at the northern end of Hemlock Lake, then called "Slab City." This crowd may have just disembarked from the Lehigh Valley Railroad station, behind the mill.

OK Survey 1872--Sheffield Peabody.jpg
One of many other "Eighty-Niners" or "Sooners" who were part of the land rush to formerly Native American territories, Peabody had to live on this location long enough to establish a claim. It was granted on 4 June 1895.

Son of his uncle Alvah Peabody, Sheffield's cousin George McLellan (1858-1928) grew up in Springwater and then began training as a doctor, which he completed in 1885. He practiced in Wayland, NY where he held several public positions.
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