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    Vintage Victorian | American frontier: 1886. Nebraska. | Wild wild west

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    Nebraska homesteaders ---Hattie, Lizzie, Lutie, and Jennie Ruth. LOC Photo Display

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    The Chrisman Sisters with their horses on a claim in Goheen settlement on Lieban (Lillian) Creek, Custer County, Nebraska

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    Photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886; published in Butcher's "Sod Houses, or the Development of the Great American Plains", 1904, p. 4.

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