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Cuba, Nebraska One Place Study

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One of the residences in Cuba, Nebraska was Alfred C. Kendall's Farm.

MInnie (Kendall) Haller (left) & Floyd Gould

"Among the prominent pioneers of Rock County, who have take up an active part in the development of the region is the Kendall family. In 1881, Alfred C. Kendall who had been a carpenter in Pennsylvania for twenty years came to Nebraska accompanied by his wife and six children. He lived on a farm near Lincoln for three years and then in 1884 came to Rock County."[1]

He lived on government land for several years and in 1896 bought a place on the Niobrara River. Naming the place Long Pine Valley Farm he and his sons developed it into a farm-ranch-truck farm combination. They built new buildings, cleared the land, planted trees and gradually acquired more land. They built dams on the streams and three reservoirs which furnished water for twenty acres of land used for raising vegetables supplying the market for a wide area."[2]

See this map of Brinkerhoff, Nebraska for the location of the farm and the Cuba, Post Office. Look for the number 26 to the north on the Niobrara River. Their farm is labeled with Alfred and Guy's names.

Cuba, Nebraska Post Office

In 1904 the Cuba post office was established at his ranch home with Mr. Kendall serving as post master."[3]


Guy Kendall's Hogs, circa 1920



On the ranch, among the various endeavors was raising hogs.



Sawing Logs at Guy Kendall's


An operation to saw logs was set up.

After Alfred's death, the farm/ranch continued on in the care of his son, Guy Kendall.

Sources

  1. Grace M. Weiss. Along Pioneer Trails (self published, March 10, 1964) Repository - Carrie Lippincott
  2. Grace M. Weiss. Along Pioneer Trails (self published, March 10, 1964) Repository - Carrie Lippincott
  3. Grace M. Weiss. Along Pioneer Trails (self published, March 10, 1964) Repository - Carrie Lippincott

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