Chase Canton was alleged afterwards Champion S. Chase, who served as ambassador of Omaha for seven years and was Nebraska’s aboriginal Attorney General. This seems to me to be a anemic name for a county. Maybe they should accept alleged it “Champion County” instead, afresh they could accept conceivably accept all the Jackmans from Grant move to their canton and had a absolutely altered future.
Chase Canton was afar from Hayes Canton by the Nebraska assembly on February 27, 1873, although the canton was not organized until 1886.
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It was already said that, excluding agronomical owners, their wives, and their cooks, at the time Chase Canton was organized it was busy absolutely by cowboys.
Uhhhhh… I apprehend there were attorneys and doctors about in 1886, but added professions would include… plumber? No. Electrician? No. Car mechanic? No. Teachers? No teachers? Maybe a cowboy teacher? Blacksmith? Oh, appear on, you had to accept at atomic one blacksmith in a canton abounding of cowboys. This is why Wikipedia is absolutely unreliable.
Imperial is the canton seat. Added towns accommodate Wauneta, Lamar, and afresh two affectionate of places, Champion and Enders. Champion was acutely alleged afterwards the dude above. Enders was alleged afterwards the acclaimed sci-fi book, Ender’s Bold by Orson Scott Card. (No, it wasn’t, but let’s pretend.)
The 2010 demography showed 3,966 bodies active in Chase County.
About the Balcony house:
1921 auberge of a day-tripper afflicted on the Lincoln Highway,built about a relocated and broadcast 1880s schoolhouse. Now a bed & breakfast.
The Lincoln artery is a artery beyond the United States. I don’t anamnesis anytime audition of this afore because we acutely accept I-80 now.
You could absorb a lot of time account books and belief about the history of the Lincoln Artery and the Great Western Cattle Trail. You could apprentice about the ascendancy of the railroad and the wars they had in business dealings.
Then, you could watch The Cowboys with John Wayne.
I’ve bankrupt my aback once, and my hip twice. And on my affliction day I could still exhausted the hell out of you.
You could abhorrence Bruce Dern. I abiding as hell did.
We played Imperial in sports aback I was in aerial school. I bethink them able-bodied in both football and track. You’ll apprehension that my aboriginal references to these counties are from sports. I attempted sports in aerial school. This is because I came from a baby boondocks (Curtis) and it gave bodies like me, bodies who can’t airing and distill a basketball simultaneously, the adventitious to compete. I am consistently beholden for that. It gave me the boldness to do bigger in added things in life, like actuality in IT, area I can excel and drove added people’s souls by blocking porn at work.
Imperial was a chic B school. My school, Medicine Valley, was a chic D school, yet actuality we were in the aforementioned appointment – the SPVA (Southern Platte Valley Association). I looked it up, and it still exists, with bristles schools that I played adjoin in aerial school.
Back to the Chic warfare.
You adeptness ask, isn’t that a little arbitrary – Chic B vs. D? It would assume so, but that’s how it went. Maybe it was because our boondocks was in abnegation of the citizenry change that has bedeviled rural Nebraska for decades. Maybe this is a altercation for addition day.
Imperial was the bigger academy in our conference. They consistently won the commune clue accommodated because they consistently had added bodies to put in races.
Maybe two guys from my aggregation ran the 800m or 1600m, including me. Imperial could put about 38 guys in that aforementioned race. It’s one affair to lose to a few people, but aback you appear in 36th, it becomes added money you accept to absorb on counseling afterwards in life. And alcohol. And afresh booze counseling. It’s like a three-fer.
“Congratulations, you’re 36th, you exhausted a guy who was run over by a cow beforehand this anniversary and a guy whose legs were ashamed by a aqueduct bivouac who aloof capital to prove he could do it.”
Mark Gokie ran ambit for Imperial. He and this added guy would accomplishment 1-2 in every ambit chase I bethink involving their team. He would afterwards run for Nebraska. The aftermost time I bethink seeing him was aback he was sitting in a abode allowance in Schramm with a accomplished agglomeration of guys and he asked, “Who actuality thinks I attending like John Denver?” at which point, anybody in the allowance aloft their hand. He looked absolutely like John Denver. Great guy. Great faculty of humor.
My best anamnesis of Imperial is assault them in my chief year in football, 19-0. We weren’t accepted to win abounding amateur my aftermost year, but we did rather able-bodied and fished at 6-3.
A quick agenda about life. I angry 56 this month. I’m beholden to be here. There’s this activity catechism bodies sometimes ask – “Would you go aback in time and be 18 again?”
There’s alone one acumen I would be 18 again. That’s to comedy aerial academy football. I admired football. I wasn’t actual good, but it was the one action in which I acquainted that if I formed harder than anybody else, I could at atomic be adequate. That’s what I did. I formed hard. I played hard. I aerial weights. I got to play, mostly as a guard. That’s why I adulation guards.
I abnormally admired plays in which I got to pull. We’d run a comedy area I’d accept to cull and hit the arresting end. Best baby boondocks football teams put their best amateur at arresting end. The arresting end has three accomplish to accomplish aback he crosses the line. My drillmaster approved to advise me these three steps, and it took him a actual continued time while the blow of my aggregation watched and apparently said to themselves, “Johnston can’t alike booty three accomplish right.” By the time we were done, I knew them able-bodied abundant to use them adjoin arresting ends.
I would pull, and aloof afore I hit them, I would scream at them. I am a actual loud person. Best of the time this had the adapted aftereffect of blocking. Afresh there were those times aback you would animation off of them, like a bedrock hitting a boulder.
My therapist is annoyed of these stories, but this is the aboriginal time for you. I apperceive you’re enthralled.
I bethink a few plays in my chief bold at Imperial.
Imperial had a guy – I anticipate his name was Purdy – who was a active back. We keyed on him for the game. At one point one of our guys hit him, and he’s laying on the ground, captivation his knee and agreeable in pain. I’m thinking, “Damn, that sucks,” while at the aforementioned time cerebration “We got these guys.”
At one point Imperial fumbled, and the brawl concluded up appropriate in advanced of me. A teammate, Rick Brown, got to it afore me. I approved to annihilate him. There’s article about the brawl actuality on the arena that makes linemen go berzerk. It’s alleged a “stat,” but noooooooo, Rick, actuality added able-bodied and faster than me got there first. I jumped on him and approved to battle the brawl abroad from him. I pulled a railroad fasten from my pants and approved to ache him. I ran to the sideline, affective a folding chair, came aback and clubbed him on the head. He would not abandon the ball. He played quarterback and arresting back. He got all the chicks. He denied me the one stat, “recovered fumble” that I coveted because it was a stat. What a bastard.
On addition comedy backward in the game, Imperial’s quarterback went aback to bandy the ball, and I rushed to the best of my ability. Appropriate aback he artsy his arm aback to throw, I accomplished out and swiped at him, aloof abutting abundant to hit his average finger. The brawl popped up into the air bounced anon into my hands. An Imperial amateur bedfast me, and I absent ascendancy of the ball. They recovered but had to punt. Denied a stat, yet again.
I went off the field, and an abettor drillmaster asked me what happened. I said it was a canyon comedy and that I about got a sack but acquired the quarterback to fumble. He looked at me and said, it wasn’t a canyon comedy at all, but a run. That’s aback I accomplished he was either a joy-stealing sonofabitch or controlled by the Illuminati to drove my body because they were afraid about the aftereffect my able personality would accept on the apple afterwards in life. I’m appealing abiding I would be cardinal the absolute apple appropriate now if it weren’t for their attack to abort my self-esteem.
There was a pizza abode in Imperial that we consistently enjoyed endlessly afterwards our games. I admired that place. I admired pizza. At this point in life, Mom was alive as a cafeteria adult at the school. She would accompany home aliment in coffee cans, adage that we were too poor to allow absolute food. I didn’t apperception best of the time, but the adulate rolls at academy were a lot bigger aback they weren’t flavored by Folgers.
Imperial was in the Mountain Time Zone, so we consistently got aback at absolutely backward at night. The abroad bold my chief year was the night afore my ACT analysis for college. We got aback about 4 AM and afresh had to drive to North Platte to booty our tests. I didn’t bother activity to bed that night. I acquaint you this because I’m abiding that it afflicted my analysis account for academy admissions at the University of Nebraska. This would appear aback to abode me years afterwards as my wife told my accouchement how’d I done and they abide to accomplish fun of me to this day.
There is no accepted amateur listed as #72 on the roster.
Perhaps the best acclaimed #72 in Nebraska history is Zach Weigert.
1972 was the year that Johnny Rodgers won Nebraska’s aboriginal Heisman Trophy.
The 1972 aggregation entered the division with with a 23-game acceptable band and 33-game best streak, and afresh absent the aboriginal bold of the division to UCLA, 20-17. So abundant for that new arch coach, Tom Osborne. He’s no Devaney! The aggregation went on to accomplishment 9-2-1, accident to Oklahoma and attached Iowa State. They exhausted Notre Dame in the Orange Bowl to accomplishment #4 in the AP and #9 in the Coaches Poll.
Nebraska denticulate 72 credibility in the aboriginal and additional abode of the 2017 division combined, which is not good, because our opponents denticulate 122 and 142, respectively.
Remember the 2009 Iowa State game? The one with eight turnovers? Bethink that one area Niles Paul catches a pass, goes 72 yards, looks like he’s activity to account and afresh fumbles after anyone hitting him except SATAN?
Let’s abutting on a absolute note.
That Rodgers’ punt acknowledgment you see every time addition references the 1971 “Game of the Century” adjoin Oklahoma? That was 72 yards long. It was the aboriginal account of a Nebraska 35-31 victory.
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