Hi, my mother's family is from Custer County, Nebraska- my grandparents lived in the tiny town of Mason City. In 1976, the town published a sort of memory book that told the histories of all the families and traditions of Mason, and at my grandmother's funeral, my mother was told that they are coming out with an updated version of this book. (You'd think it's about time, but believe me, this town hasn't changed much). For reasons unknown to me, my mom had this great idea of having me write our family's part. I'm sure it would be fun and educational, but the point is, I'm only 16 and have missed out on 98% of all the important stuff. (Keep in mind, my mom not only wants me to write our history, but a history of Mason City in general. This is one of those things where I'm supposed to be able to look back on this in 20 years and laugh).
If you're familiar with this part of the country and its history, let me know!! Thanks!