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1871Fairbury expected to get mail daily soon, as the new railroad had been built as far as Hanover, with which this village had stage connections.Judges and clerks of election were allowed $2 per day. On account of the new fad, baseball, which was becoming all the rage, an item in the Gazette said two factories in the East were using the hides of 2,000 horses making "envelopes" for baseballs.1881A decision of the Nebraska supreme court fixed the status of unenclosed prairie land, declaring it to be the property of the owner. Previously there was a settler's theory that it belonged to whomever got there first, so far as hay and pasture was co...

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