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!
Farmers Bank of Chester Nebraska Cancelled Check 1897 - 2
Here is a check written on November 22, 1897 to the Hapgood Plow Company (which was founded in 1876 in Alton, IL). The amount of $39.43 would be about $1200 “in today’s dollars”. I’m sure that bought someone a nice plow back then.