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Speakers Bureau Catalog

Main Topic: Our Nation
Topic: National Expansion & Reform
Topic: Trails and Homesteaders

Speaker: Jeff Kappeler


Ho For America! Northern European Immigrants to the Midwest

Stories of immigrants who settled Nebraska contain fascinating accounts of sacrifice, courage and endurance. The journey to America was a difficult process that is examined in three parts: the decision, the journey and the adjustment. The presentation includes packing an actual immigrant chest and other essential baggage needed by the immigrant for the ocean voyage and the new life on the prairie.


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