Nebraska Authors

Musetta Gilman

AKA: Musetta Campbell Gilman

Born 1908-01-04 Pawnee County, NE (USA)

Died 1991-08-13
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Lincoln, NE (USA)

Musetta Gilman's husband Harold Gilman was a descendent of the Gilman brothers who ran a Nebraska pony express station known as the Gilman Ranch. Pump on the Prairie is her family memoir, written about a century after events recalled in the memoir had transpired.

Places Lived

Pawnee County, NE
Peru, NE
Tate, NE
Burchard, NE
Lewiston, NE
Ingham, NE
Beatrice, NE
Madison, NE
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry


Ranching Life; Nebraska - History; Ranch History; Pony Express


Graduate, Peru State Teacher's College, Peru, NE
Graduate, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE


Elementary School Teacher, Lincoln,, Tate, Burchard, Lewiston, Ingham, Beatrice, and Madison, NE
School Superintendent, Madison Public Schools, Madison, NE

Places Worked

Taught at several public school in Nebraska, including Lincoln Public Schools
Superintendent, Madison Public Schools, Madison, NE


Nebraska Historical Society
Nebraska Writer's Guild


Graffiti. 1973.
Pump on the Prairie. 1975.
Trails. 1986.

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