Nellie Snyder Yost Autographed Typed Letter

Nellie Snyder Yost Was born in a sod house in Northwest Lincoln County and grew up on her parents ranch in the beautiful Sandhill lake country of McPherson County, Nebraska.  Taught one year in a rural McPherson County school riding horseback, six miles a day, to her school. After spending two years in Salem, Oregon, where she worked in the Miller Dep’t store office. She married David Harrison Yost in 1929 and returned to Maxwell, Nebraska. She has one son, Thomas Snyder Yost, She wrote the Fort McPherson Centennial Pageant, produced in North Platte in 1963, and was Grand Marshal of the Old Glory Blowout that same fall, the only woman to date to be chosen for that honor. Appointed a Colonel in the Cody Scouts of North Platte in 1965.  She is a member of Chapter GO, P.E.O. of North Platte and a State and National Cow Belle. She was appointed to the Fort Robinson Centennial Commission by Governor Exon in 1973, and was a member of the Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission from 1974 to 1981; was appointed by the Nebraska Legislature to the Poet Laureate Commission in March of that same year (commission now expired), Was first listed in WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA in 1972 and was the recipient of the Nebraska optometric Society’s “Eyes on Nebraska” award in 1970. In 1972 was selected Beta Sigma Phi’s first “First Lady of the Year” in North Platte and made an Honorary International Member of that organization that same year. She received the Golden Saddleman in June, 1975, highest award given by the Western Writers of America for bringing Dignity and Honor to the History and Legends of the West. Was made an honorary member of the Buffalo Bill Stamp Club of North Platte in 1976. Appointed to the board of directors of Westerners International of Tucson in 1977 and awarded the WRANGLER trophy by the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City for BUFFALO BILL, the best non-fiction book published in 1979.  Won the 1979 Society of Midland Authors award for the best biography (BUFFALO BILL) published in 1979. Accept the award at the awards program held in the Drake Hotel, Chicago, in June, 1980. Travel extensively giving lectures and programs in many states, as well as Nebraska. Was appointed an Honorary Colonel in the Nebraska National Guards in 1980 and have been a member of the Little Big Horn Association since 1978. She is a Baptist and a Republican.


Original Nellie Yost Autographed Typed Letter. Approx. size 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Typed on Letter: 1505 West D. St. North Platte, NE 69101 4-8-80 Dear Mr. Barry: Received your note of April 2. I am a bit puzzled and would like some more information. I placed an add in the January-February issue of The White Tops, hoping to sell a fair number of my Buffalo Bill books. I have had orders for only three. Since it seems to be the magazine of the “Circus Fans,” I am wondering why they are ordering the book ( Buffalo Bill —“) from you instead of from me. Would you mind telling me how well the book is selling from your store? I am glad you liked the book, and it is the only one about Buffalo Bill that I have written. Don Russell wrote the other one, the Lives and Legends of Buffalo Bill. I think it is still in print by Oklahoma University Press. Sincerely, Nellie Yost. Regular Price – $ 65.00 / Sale Price – $ 34.95.

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