Hansen: 'Little chunk of history' comes alive in pages of family diary
The telltale Rhoden family diary, opened to the very page that recounts an incident in 1877 that brought history home for a Millard man.
Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2013 12:00 am
Updated: 2:43 pm, Fri May 9, 2014.
In a nowhere town east of Boise, 136 years ago this week, a Cornhusker cattleman named Alexander Rhoden took a bullet to the back.
Now, this itself isn't much of a story. Rhoden, the great-great-great-uncle of a Millard resident named Adam McGraw, sold and delivered cattle in the western United States circa 1877. I reckon it's not so shocking that he came home to Nebraska in a covered wagon to be buried with his boots on in a Cass County cemetery. There was a reason it wasn't called the Tame West.
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Sunday, November 24, 2013 12:00 am.
Updated: 2:43 pm.