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Looking Backwards

 Collection
Identifier: 97-22
Hempton's memoirs reveal her life as a child on a family farm in southwest Missouri; the family's move to Columbia, near Goldfield, Nevada, in 1904; childhood on the Nevada frontier; education, early teaching career in rural Nevada schools, and married life.

Dates

  • 1975

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (1 item (17 pages))

Abstract

Hempton's memoirs reveal her life as a child on a family farm in southwest Missouri; the family's move to Columbia, near Goldfield, Nevada, in 1904; childhood on the Nevada frontier; education, early teaching career in rural Nevada schools, and married life.

Biographical Note

Lela Halsell Hempton was born in Missouri in 1896 and moved to Nevada in 1904. She was educated in Nevada and taught at several one-room schools in Nevada, as well as schools in San Francisco. She married Gordon Hempton in about 1927 and moved to Sacramento, California, where she lived at the time her memoirs were written.

Arrangement

Arranged without hierarchy.

Ownership and Custodial History

Nevada women's archives.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

E.V. Pat Riley; Prescott, Arizona
Title
Guide to the Looking Backwards
Status
completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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