A Great Plains state, Nebraska is one of the country's leading agricultural producers and was initially settled primarily by homesteaders claiming free land granted in the 1860s. When the territory was first organized, there were few laws governing it, and “claim clubs” were organized by those who had land claims in any given area. The Omaha Claim Club, organized by settlers around what would become Nebraska's biggest city, first met in 1854 and appointed R. B. Whitted the city's first sheriff, as well as designating a number of other city ...

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