Brown, Nellie

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Nellie Edythe Shepard Brown was born in 1891 and died at the age of 86 in 1978. She married John "Jack" Brown in 1912 and soon after their marriage they settled in Ship Creek. They were the first to permanently settle on the future site of Anchorage, Alaska. Nellie extensively traveled Alaska by train and went to World Fairs in New York, San Francisco, and Chicago. She also visited several other states during her travels.

From the description of Nellie Brown collection, 1910-1956. (Anchorage Museum Atwood Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 761717604

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creatorOf Albrier, Frances Mary, 1898-1987,. [The Life and times of Rosie the Riveter videotape collection] [videorecording]. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Caroline Bond Day papers Peabody Museum Archives, Harvard University
referencedIn The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter Videotapes, 1977-1979 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Brown, Nellie. Nellie Brown letters, 1856-1865. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Brown, Nellie. Nellie Brown collection, 1910-1956. Anchorage Museum Atwood Resource Center, ANCHORAGE MUSEUM OF HIST & ART LI
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associatedWith Brown, Benjamin Jones. person
associatedWith Brown, John Matthew, 1878-1972 person
associatedWith Brown, Nellie Shepard, 1891-1978. person
correspondedWith Brown, Polly person
associatedWith Caroline Bond Day person
associatedWith Johnson, George L. person
associatedWith Laurence, Sydney, 1868-1940 person
associatedWith Wischemeyer, P. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Valdez (Alaska)
Ten Thousand Smokes, Valley of (Alaska)
Government Hill (Anchorage, Alaska)
Anchorage (Alaska)
Ukivok (Alaska)
Healy River (Alaska)
Skagway (Alaska)
Ship Creek (Anchorage, Alaska)
McKinley, Mount (Alaska)
Afognak Island (Alaska)
Gold mines and mining--Photographs
Dakota Indians--Wars, 1862-1865
Coal mines and mining--Photographs
Family life
Log cabins--Photographs
Indians of North America
Frontier and pioneer life


Active 1856

Active 1865



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