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Solomon Butcher captured this family at Grandpa Brumbaugh’s sod house near the Coburgh Post Office in Custer County, Nebraska, in 1889. This odd combination of a frame and sod house was considered a “high-toned” home (note the glass windows).
Amos Harris, known as"Big Amos" is said to have been Nebraska's first negro cowboy. He was reported to weigh between 250 pounds and 300 pounds, and was 6 foot 3 inches tall. He spoke 5 languages and it was reported that he was born south of Galveston, Texas, on the Brazos River, the son of freed slave parents. He was known as "One of God's True Nobelmen". He carried a raw-hide rope which he, himself, had braided. He was considered to be one of the best ropers in the Sandhills.