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Author, E.M. Rhodes


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Eugene Manlove Rhodes was born in a double log, "dugtrot" cabin in Tecumseh on January 19, 1869. At the time, his father was a member of the State Legislature, which had convened in Lincoln.


He has been hailed as the only writer of the "western story" who wrote American literature in the process. His career as a writer spanned 38 years. During that time, Rhodes published 60 short fiction stories, 14 novelettes and longer serials, 16 essays and articles, and 32 well-known poems. Twelve books and two booklets bear his name.


Some of the periodicals in which his stories appeared include the Saturday Evening Post, Redbook, Harpers Weekly, and Out West. Several motion pictures were made from Rhodes' stories. A collection of his writings are on file in the Tecumseh Public Library.



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Tecumseh Opera House

The Tecumseh Opera House is a two-story brick building on the west side of the courthouse square. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building was built in 1880 by W.R. Spicknell and W.H. Hassett.

Tecumseh, NE National Register

Johnson County Courthouse

Established in 1857, Johnson County is one of the earliest counties in Nebraska. Tecumseh, which was designated the county seat, was platted in 1856. The present courthouse dates from the 1880s period of

Tecumseh, NE Historic Courthouses

Chief Tecumseh

The town of Tecumseh, Nebraska was named after the great Shawnee (Shawenese) Indian Chief Tecumseh born in 1768. At the moment of his birth a comet flashed low across the sky. His father, who was a respected Shawnee warrior named Puckesinwa, named his son "Tecumseh" or "

Tecumseh, NE Indian Heritage

Gazebo

The gazebo on the southeast corner of the Courthouse Square was built as a prop for the TV mini-series, "AMERIKA,"

Tecumseh, NE Landmarks

Barney Oldfield Exhibit

Johnson County has a very well-known citizen in the person of Col. Barney Oldfield. Col. Oldfield started his military career with an ROTC membership when he was attending the University of Nebraska where he graduated in 1933

Tecumseh, NE Museums

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