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LINKS FOR HOOKER COUNTY RELATED SITES

Current Locality

Maps

Histories & Biographies

Obituaries

Data Resources

Forums




CURRENT LOCALITY

Welcome to Mullen
Community home page with local information and photos.

Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia
Hooker County and the town of Mullen geography and demographics as of the 2000 census.

Sand Hills Golf Club
T&L Golf Magzine "Not-So-Little Course on the Prairie" article with in-depth description of playing golf on the Sandhills course.

Sandhills Region
University of Nebraska photographs around Mullen countryside and the surrounding area. This site is slow loading but well worth waiting for seven very beautiful scenery photos.

Mullen Schools 1999-2000
Elementary and High School information and photos, staff, organizations and sports, happenings and accomplishments, schedule of activities.

St. Mary's Catholic Church at Mullen
History and information about this parish in Mullen and mission to surrounding communities.

Mullen Climate Summary
Average monthly temperatures and precipitation from August 1948 through September 2005.

Hooker County QuickFacts
People, business, and geography summary profiles from U.S. Census Bureau 2000 data.

Mullen Neighborhood Profile
Demographics, cost of living, and quality of life statistics compared to national averages.

Mullen, Seneca and Thedford, Nebraska Tornadoes
Storm-chaser's description and pictures of tornadoes beginning between Tryon and Mullen on June 4, 1999.

Mullen Area Community Foundation
Explanation of the foundation established to receive charitable gifts for community betterment and economic development projects.

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MAPS

1872 County Map of Nebraska
Nebraska map of 1872; Entered According to Act of Congress in the Year 1872 by S. Augustus Mitchell in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington

Johnson's Late Map of Nebraska
Northwest quadrant of Nebraska map from
JOHNSON'S HISTORY OF NEBRASKA by Harrison Johnson, Omaha, published in 1880 showing the Counties, Cities & Towns circa 1879. Railroad Lines are highlighted in red. Rivers and many streams are named.

Mardos Memorial Library
AN EARLY REPRESENTATIVE MAP OF NEBRASKA Printed in 1884

U.S. Atlas
Hooker County NE map 1895

Nebraska Digital Map Library
State of Nebraska 1887, includes counties; Map of Nebraska, Copyright 1895/1901; State of Nebraska railroad map, 1908

1908 New International Encyclopedia
Nebraska map showing Mullen, Hecla, Weir, and Abby.

U.S. Geological Survey Image and ACME Mapper Image
Toggle between aerial photo and topographical map of Mullen with zoom and reposition capabilities. Images can be downloaded, printed, emailed.

Confluence Project Visit #1 and Vist #2
The goal of this project is to visit each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersections in the world, and to take pictures at each location. The pictures and stories of a location 3.6 miles SE of Mullen are posted on these pages. Visit #1 was January 2001, visit #2 was February 2004. A 360-degree
panoramic movie filmed at the confluence can be viewed.


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HISTORY & BIOGRAPHIES

Hooker County
Brief historical sketch of Hooker County.

Mullen -- Hooker County history
Location, history, and pictures of the beginning development for Hooker County and the Mullen community.

Nebraska in the Making
Drawings with brief descriptions of Hooker County's early history.

Dry Valley
Cherry County history of early pioneers describes THE VIRGINIA SETTLEMENT (95) northwest of Mullen, in Cherry County, between the Middle and North Loup Rivers, in a large section of land known as Dry Valley.

Joseph Hooker Biography
The Nebraska legislature chose to name Hooker County after this Civil War Union General.

Who's Who in Nebraska 1940
Descriptive history of Hooker County submitted by Mrs. A. G. Humphrey, and biographical sketches of 21 prominent citizens.

COMPENDIUM OF HISTORY REMINISCENCE and BIOGRAPHY OF WESTERN NEBRASKA
Biographical sketches include pioneers from Hooker County and surrounding area. There is a complete names index hyperlinked to the corresponding biographical pages.

Settling the Sandhills: A Study in Conflict
Review of the interactions between cattle ranchers and homestead farmers over land use and fencing practices in the Sandhills during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Native American Occupation of Nebraska
Summary of what has been learned about Native American occupation of the Sand Hills during the past half-century of professional investigations and questions concerning the formation of sand dunes.

Land Development and Use
Overview of Sand Hills settlement and how the land has been used for cattle and crops.

SEMI-CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF NEBRASKA
Historical Sketch by A. E. SHELDON, A. M., Director of Field Work, Nebraska State Historical Society includes Hooker County Biographical Sketches


MHS 2003-2004 Student Web Pages
Sandhills history stories and photos of  
Seneca, Seneca 1880's to 1980's, Brownlee, Hecla, Sandhills Cemeteries, Dry Valley Church, Mullen Theater, Jewel Diner, and the Blizzard of 1949

Traveling Schoolhouses
Nebraska State Historical Society article about transportable schoolhouses first built in Hooker County in 1935


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OBITUARIES

Collier Obituaries Collection
Index to obituaries collected by Mamie Osborne Collier with clippings primarily from Hooker and Cherry Counties

Sandhills Express
Central Nebraska's Electronic Newspaper obituary archives including Mullen obituaries

Nebraska GenWeb Project Obituary Abstracts
Index of obituary abstracts since 2001 can be searched by entering mullen or "hooker county" (with quotation marks) in the search box, then click the Find! button.

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DATA RESOURCES

Nebraska State Historical Society (NSHS) Library
List of Hooker County records among holdings at Nebraska State Historical Society Library, Lincoln, NE

Nebraska State Gazetteer Business Directory
Hooker County Business Directory and Farmers List for 1890-1891

Nebraska State Gazetteer Farmers List
Mullen farmers listed in the Cherry County Business Directory and Farmer List for 1890 - 1891

Nebraska Place-Names
Book published in 1925 by Nebraska University has a list and brief descriptions of post offices, railroad stations, and towns in addition to Mullen that have existed in Hooker County

Nebraska Genealogical Society
Journals published January 1923 through October 1944 with topic index for all issues and every name index for Volumes I-VIII

Nebraska Vital Statistics
Birth and death records are at the Department of Health and Human Services office in Lincoln NE.
Check the
Genealogy Research information about Nebraska vital statistics for helpful guidelines.

BIRTH INFORMATION: RESIDENTS OF THIS COUNTY IN 1917-18 AND PERSONS WITH LINKS TO THIS COUNTY
Abstraction from civilian draft registration cards including name, birth date, ethnicity, and birth location.

USGenWeb Project
Hooker County, Nebraska, links and resources information

USGenWeb Project pages for surrounding counties:
Cherry County
Thomas County
McPherson County
Grant County

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FORUMS

Rootsweb
Hooker County message board

Genealogy Forum
Hooker County message board

Genealogy Forum
Hooker County mailing list subscription

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Please leave a message if you have any questions or suggestions for additional information or related links.

This page was last updated on Oct 19, 2006
Hooker County Nebraska History & Genealogy
By Sandhills Roots Digger, Nina (Scott) Clark