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

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    thirtymilesout: The Chrisman Sisters with their horses on a claim in Goheen settlement on Lieban (Lillian) Creek, Custer County Courtesy of the Nebraska State Historical Society, Solomon Butcher Collection

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

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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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Sisters. Reminds me of Eva, Ena, Elia and Elvira en Menocal. Photo by Jose Rojas and he said this was a photo at his mom's "Chekee" (bohio) house at Cacique, small village in central Cuba.

Miss Mary Longfellow holding down a claim west of Broken Bow, Nebraska. Photographer's note: "Miss Longfellow was a very talented young lady and one of the early teachers of Custer County."

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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).

1886 pioneer family ~ God bless the people who struggled to make America the best nation in the world.

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.