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Kopac, Ed, 1883-1978



Ed Kopac lived with his family in Schuyler, Nebraska. After attending college in Iowa, he returned to Nebraska and worked for the family business in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1925 Kopac moved to Montana and operated the Sorrell Horse Ranch before working a farm south of Hardin, Montana. Kopac became a philanthropist later in life, creating a Czech Pioneer Memorial Student Fund, a cemetery in honor of his parents who were Czech immigrants, and a museum in honor of Crow Chief Plenty Coups. Kopac died on February 27, 1978.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Ed Kopac, Czech Heritage Papers

Identifier: MS-0272
Scope and Contents

This collection contains mostly Ed Kopac's correspondence with different sources during his career as a Montana rancher and livestock feeder. Included in the correspondence are letters to senators, lawyers, and people in business with Kopac. There is correspondence concerning the Czech Pioneer Memorial and his contributions to that organization.

Dates: 1958-1975