A vague memory of the Nuckolls County Poor Farm

Nuckolls County Poor Farm

 

January 4, 2024

They came from different places within Nuckolls County but they had things in common. Most were homeless, poor and often in declining health. Generally they were men, although an occasional woman was in their midst and at least once there were even small children. These were the tenants of a place that is now only a memory-and a vague one at that - the Nuckolls County Farm.

Many counties once had such farms but they are no more. Today we have different ways of caring for the people who once were sent to the county farms.

A few of today's county residents may have heard stories told by another...



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