Category: History

“The cultivation of flowers and trees is the cultivation of the good, the beautiful and the ennobling in man, and for one, I wish to see this culture become universal,” said J. Sterling Morton, the father of Arbor Day. Morton was originally from New York, but moved to the Nebraska Territory in 1854 along with…

William Carlton Smith, son of William Coffee Smith and Elizabeth Virginia Martin, wrote articles for the Madison Enterprise-Recorder. He was married to Ida Denson and died on Dec. 31, 1963 at the age of 64. Below is a story that was not published in the Madison Enterprise-Recorder, courtesy of the Treasures of Madison County Museum.…

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