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Solomon Butcher

 (1856 - 1927)
Solomon Butcher was active/lived in Nebraska, Colorado, West Virginia.  Solomon Butcher is known for Plains photographer, homesteaders, Indians.

Biography   Solomon Butcher


Nebraska photographer Solomon D. Butcher produced, over the course of nearly forty years, a record of the settlement of the Great Plains that is both unique and remarkable. Born in 1856 in what was to become the state of West Virginia after the Civil War, Butcher came with his family to the plains of Nebraska in 1880.

This restless young man soon found that he was not up to the rigors of a homesteader's life. He had tasted just enough of it, however, to develop a profound admiration for those with the grit to survive and prosper on the Nebraska prairies. In 1886 Butcher was struck with an idea that was inspired. Realizing that the period of settlement would soon be over, he set out to create a photographic history of pioneer life. Be   ...  Displaying 750 of 1015 characters.

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