NEBRASKAland July 2016

NEBRASKAland Magazine is dedicated to outstanding photography and informative writing with an engaging mix of articles and photos highlighting Nebraska’s outdoor activities, parklands, wildlife, history and people.

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74 NEBRASKAland • JULY 2016 Send contributions to: Portraits from the Past, NEBRASKAland Magazine, P.O. Box 30370, Lincoln, NE 68503-0370. Or e-mail to Photos should show people enjoying Nebraska outdoor activities, such as camping, boating, hunting or fishing, and must have been taken before 1980. We will give priority to unusual photos or activities. When possible, please include a story about the photograph and identify the people, places and approximate date it was taken. Photos will be returned. The "Fox Diggers" of Pleasant Valley Township in Dodge County after a successful hunt May 6, 1945. Pictured are brothers John (sitting left) and Joe (standing left) Grovijohn; neighbor Leroy Black (standing right) and friend Nick Grouse (sitting right). The four men were well-known in the area for their hunting exploits. As the name implies, the men were not opposed to digging the foxes out of their dens ... thus their name and the shovels in the picture. Coyote hunts also provided popular winter entertainment of the day for all the neighborhood. Hunts consisted of multiple men and boys "circling" the coyotes in a section of land. Even if not many coyotes were gathered, dozens of jackrabbits would be had. – Jim Spath, North Bend, Nebraska ▲ Here is a picture taken in Lancaster County of members of my family. Pictured right is my Grandfather W.E. Studnicka. My father Ed Studnicka is in the middle and the boy on the far left I do not know. They were fishing at Camp Creek about 1918. I grew up in Nebraska but now Live in Arizona but look forward to reading your magazine. Thank you. – Bill Studnicka, Wickenburg, Arizona ▲

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