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Accession #BC2009/06
TopicSeagoing Cowboys
KeywordsHeifer Project, Dan West,
TitleSeagoing Cowboys: The Manchester Story, by Peggy Reiff Miller for the North Manchester Historical Society Dinner 9 March 2009.
LocationCOB General File: Seagoing Cowboys, Presentation to the North Manchester Historical Society. Images - printed and on DVD - are loctated in the Sanctum, Unit 3 - Media Section - in order of accession number
CitationSeagoing Cowboys: The Manchester Story, by Peggy Reiff Miller for the North Manchester Historical Society Dinner 9 March 2009. , BC2009/06, Archives and Church of the Brethren Collection, Funderburg Library, Manchester University, North Manchester, Indiana.
AccessResearchers are responsible for determining copyright status of archived materials where this is relevant to their intended use of the materials.
ProvenanceCopy of presentation donated by Peggy Reiff Miller, 9 March 2009. Jeanine Wine photographed the images at the event and placed them into the file.
Scope and Content

The Seagoing Cowboys: The Manchester Story.  A presentation made by Peggy Reiff Miller for the North Manchester Historical Society Dinner, 9 March 2009.

1. One copy of the presentation made by Peggy Reiff Miller including but not limited to the topics listed above.
2. Images of the  Seagoing Cowboys attending the event.

Date of AccessionUnknown
Bio History Note

The presentation contains:

Manchester College student involvement in the Seagoing Cowboy project, including Dan West, Class of 1917 (founder of the Heifer Project), and a host of others.  Those men living in the immediate area of North Manchester were at the presentation and were given a chance to share their experience.  Photos of each were taken.

Information on L. W. Shultz's trips to Poland and a $1,000 gift from the city of Warsaw, Indiana delivered to the mayor of Warsaw, Poland.  L. W. Shultz was a Professor and Librarian at Manchester College as well as a historian and tour guide for many Church of the Brethren related trips.  See the L. W. Shultz colletion in the Archives.

Story behind L. W. Shultz's receipt of the Kosciusko medal. Following Peggy's presentation the medal was donated by the Shultz children to the Manchester College Archives through the hands of Peggy.  See MC2009/33 for more information and a copy of Peggy Reiff Miller's presentation speech made to Rob Gratz, Director of Funderburg Library, Manchester College, upon receipt of the medal.

Names of Seagoing Cowboys attending the event are as Follows:

#1 - Gordon Bucher, North Manchester

#2 - Glen Campbell, North Manchester

#3 - Wilbur Stump, North Manchester

#4 - Loren Winger, Converse

#5 - Harlan Dietzel, Fort Wayne

#6 - Ray Bowman, North Manchester

#7 - John Nunemaker, Goshen

#8 - Walter Hochstedler, Goshen

#9 - Robert Frantz, North Manchester

#10 - Dwight Farringer, North Manchester

#11 - Cletus Schrock, Wolcotville

#12 - Emmon Yoder, Etna Green

#13 - Robert Ebey, North Manchester

Archivist Note

Description prepared 11 March by Jeanine M. Wine and updated 15 March 2011 by Jeanine M. Wine.


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