Arner Nelson, "Recollections of Homestead Days", 1968  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Nelson, Arner D., 1907-1972
Title
Arner Nelson, "Recollections of Homestead Days"
Dates
1968
Quantity
1 item
Collection Number
Collection 0591, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
"Recollections of Homestead Days" was composed by Arner D. Nelson to describe his boyhood on his father's homestead claim in southern Petroleum County, Montana. Nelson’s describes his trip from Spokane, Washington to Roundup, Montana, and then overland in a wagon to the Flatwillow area. He also describes life on the new homestead, his family's first car, and school experiences.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Arner D. Nelson was born in Polk County, Wisconsin on October 6, 1907, one of three children of David and Ingo Lambert Nielsen. His father changed his name to "Nelson" and in 1914 moved with his family to a homestead claim near Flatwillow, Petroleum County, Montana. Arner grew up working on the homestead and, on November 25, 1935, married Teresa Lucas and moved to Roundup, Montana where he worked as a cement contractor. The couple had two sons, and Arner died at Roundup on December 3, 1972.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

"Recollections of Homestead Days" was composed by Arner D. Nelson to describe his boyhood on his father's homestead claim in southern Petroleum County, Montana. Nelson describes his trip with his mother and sisters on the train from Spokane, Washington to Roundup, Montana, and then overland in a wagon to the Flatwillow area. He also describes life on the new homestead, his family's first car, and school experiences. The manuscript includes a brief addendum by his sister, Jennie Nelson Rorabeck.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Automobiles--Montana--Petroleum County
  • Families--Montana--Petroleum County
  • Farm life--Montana--Petroleum County
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Montana--Petroleum County
  • Schools--Montana--Petroleum County
  • Personal Names :
  • Nelson, Arner D., 1907-1972
  • Family Names :
  • Nelson family
  • Nielsen family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Flatwillow (Mont.)
  • Petroleum County (Mont.)--History--20th century
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Reminiscences--Montana--Petroleum County
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Rorabeck, Jennie Nelson, 1909-2005