Group of correspondence, business records, military records, and essays assembled by John A. Nye of Unadilla, New York.
John A. Nye was born in Unadilla, New York, in 1832. In 1856 he traveled west for Omaha, but ended up settling in Deadwood,
Dakota Territory, where he owned a hardware store. By 1900 he had moved to Minnesela, South Dakota, where he continued the
operation of his business. Nye was also an active Freemason, having joined the order while still in New York. He served as
a lodge master from 1858-1859, possibly in Nebraska. Nye died on June 1, 1906.
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