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American frontier: The Chrisman Sisters on a claim in Goheen settlement on Lieban (Lillian) Creek, Custer County, 1886 Daughters of ranchman Joseph M. Chrisman, left to right: Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie and Ruth.

The Butcher family arrived in Nebraska in time to experience the hard winter of 1880 to 1881. Blizzards often struck without warning, catching people out on the prairie. Those lucky enough to be home, like this family shown here in Cherry County, often brought their horses or cows into their sod homes so the animals would not freeze.

What we call "Veterans Day" today was originally "Armistice Day," marking the day WWI ended. In this photo, Americans celebrate news of German surrender on Wall Street, November 1918.

From a collection of black & white photos of American Pioneers. Date/Location unknown.

from WanderWisdom

Thirty One of the World's Most Amazing Roads

Roller Coaster Highway, Tulsa, Oklahoma. (The technical name of this road is “County Road NS 366.” It’s one mile west of “Old Highway 56, and about 1.5 miles west of State Highway 56, just north of Wewoka, Oklahoma.)

1886 in Loup Valley, Nebr. A family poses with the wagon in which they live and travel daily during their pursuit of a homestead.

The Homestead Act of 1862. Families were allowed 160 acres for a small filing fee and 5 yrs of residency. 45% of all the land in Nebraska was given away by the federal government under these provisions.

1888 homesteader family. In 1879 there were nearly 800 African Americans living in Nebraska. By 1890 there were approximately 8,900 African Americans residing in the state. The Jerry Shores family claimed a homestead next to his brothers, Moses Speese and Henry Webb in Custer County, Nebraska.

from Her Campus

Never Forget - A Collegiate's Account of 911 as a New Yorker

Twin towers before 9/11 More

On the Oregon Trail, heading west to the "land of promise." This photographer is unknown, but it was pioneers like these who, starting in 1841, crossed the Nebraska plains.