[Hildreth?]: 1922. pp. Original grey printed wrappers, stapled. Lightly creased, some slight wear. Pencil annotations to covers and contents. Otherwise clean internally. About very good. Item #2258
Unrecorded telephone directory for the tiny village of Hildreth, Nebraska, located about twenty miles due south of Kearny. The census for 1920 recorded 453 residents in Hildreth -- its peak population. This slim volume gives instructions for using the telephone exchange, followed by an alphabetical listing of residents and businesses. Many of the residents have German surnames. A contemporary hand has annotated the text, correcting phone numbers and names as needed, and noting "Pd" with the date in several places. Local advertisements throughout. We find no record in OCLC for any Hildreth directory, and indeed wonder how many times they may have needed to print a new edition. An obscure and ephemeral piece of Western Americana.