Welcome to an online collection of artifacts from through Chester’s history. Many of these have been collected over the years and rather than just stay hidden in filing cabinets and boxes, I thought it would be good to display them until (hopefully!) one day Chester gets a museum of its own.
Do you have something in your collection to share? Send a clear photo and short description via email and we’ll add it!
1885 Plat Map of Chester Nebraska
This map from 1885 shows the town of Chester Nebraska and how it had grown in its first five years. It is taken from a page showing Hebron and Chester, from the “Original State Atlas of Nebraska”, “compiled from government surveys, county records and personal investigations”. It was published by Everts and Kirk.
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It was G.D. Van Cleef
I am Brad Brown, son of Harold E. Brown who grew up in Chester. I have a copy of The Chester Herald Souvenir Number dated January First 1914.
It’s quite interesting with lots of pics, adverts and articles about Chester’s beginning years. If you’re interested in receiving a copy of it, I could possibly photograph each of its 25 or so pages and send it to you if you don’t already have it. My Dad got it from Dale Duey, a friend of his who he grew up with in Chester.
I was born Dec 10th 1944 and named Chester and did not know why until today