Nebraska History. Winter2014, Vol. 95 Issue 4, p230-245. 16p.
MAPS, COUNTIES, BOUNDARIES, LEGISLATIVE bodies, LEGISLATIVE bills, NINETEENTH century, HISTORY, LAW, WEST (U.S.), NEBRASKA state history, HISTORY of United States territories & possessions, NEBRASKA -- Politics & government, and UNITED States
The cover story discusses the history of the creation of maps for Nebraska from 1866 through 1871, with a particular focus on devising county boundaries in the state. The role that the Nebraska legislature played in the state's county formations, including in regard to the role that the 1854 U.S. Kansas-Nebraska Act played in delegating power to the Nebraska territorial legislature to create districts and counties, is discussed. An overview of legislative bills on county formation, including in regard to the bill H.R. 104's becoming law, is provided.