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Family with a horses in front of sod house.

Family with a horses in front of sod house.

summary: Note: Photographer's caption reads, "George Cummings, Cummings Park, northeast of West Union. Brother to James Cummings, who lost his life in deep well, 1886."n organ." original size: 6x8

"William McKee, West Union, T.P., 1886."

"William McKee, West Union, T.P., 1886."

summary: Mr. William McKee is not mentioned in Butcher PIONEER HISTORY OF CUSTER COUNTY, NEBRASKA, but a Reginald McKee is mentioned in connection with the establishment of Custer County. original size: 6x8

D. Jones, Ortello Valley, Nebraska
William Abernathy Cummings, Cummings Park, Custer County, Nebraska.

William Abernathy Cummings, Cummings Park, Custer County, Nebraska.

summary: Note: Mr. Cummings is identified as the man at the left with the dark beard. An inscription indicates he served in congress for three terms from Ft. Collins, Colorado. original size: 6x8

Mr. Andrew Sumers and family of Round Valley, Nebraska

Mr. Andrew Sumers and family of Round Valley, Nebraska

summary: The members of the Sumers family pictured with Andrew are Melisia and children Parry and Allie. original size: 6x8

The George Ankeney family who lived 15 miles north west of Sargent at Cummings Park, Custer County, Nebraska

The George Ankeney family who lived 15 miles north west of Sargent at ...

summary: Mrs. Ankeney was the wife of James Cumming who was killed in the well show in this photograph in September of 1885. The well was rebuilt in 1886. Mr. Ankeney was working for Mr. Cumming at the time o... More

C. Brown, Sargent, Nebraska.

C. Brown, Sargent, Nebraska.

summary: Note: Inscription on another photo: "Sod house, mowing machine, windmill -- John Wehling, identified by Joseph Lindner, October 21, 1932." Also note the sickle bar held by the man, the wrench held by ... More

"Hard Life on the Homestead." Custer County, Nebraska.

"Hard Life on the Homestead." Custer County, Nebraska.

summary: Please note the laundry drying on the line to the right. original size: 6x8

Jorns family of  Dry Valley, Custer County, Nebraska

Jorns family of Dry Valley, Custer County, Nebraska

summary: Delores Amaran, daughter of Dora Ann Jorn, identified the people pictured from left to right as: Sarah (Mrs. John) Jorn; John Jorn (Homesteader); Dora Ann Jorn (their child); and Doc Worley, who is st... More

C. Brown, Sargent, Nebraska.

C. Brown, Sargent, Nebraska.

summary: Note: Inscription on another photo: "Sod house, mowing machine, windmill -- John Wehling, identified by Joseph Lindner, October 21, 1932." Also note the sickle bar held by the man, the wrench held by ... More

North Custer County, Nebraska.
Burow family near Merna, Nebraska

Burow family near Merna, Nebraska

summary: On 14 September 1984, Vernon L. Souders provided the following identification: Left to right: MacWorthy, a friend of the family; Laura Helen (Thomas) Burrow (1860-1943); Cora Anna Burrow (1881-1945) ... More

Farm of Gus Cosler, West Union, Custer County, Nebraska

Farm of Gus Cosler, West Union, Custer County, Nebraska

summary: Note: "He is known as very old settler in Nebraska, 1886." original size: 6x8

McCarty, Dale Valley, Nebraska.

McCarty, Dale Valley, Nebraska.

summary: It is possible this is R.D. McCarthy, who founded Dale Valley in 1889. original size: 6x8

M. Longfellow, west of Broken Bow, Custer County, Nebraska.

M. Longfellow, west of Broken Bow, Custer County, Nebraska.

summary: Note the cloths line strung in the foreground original size: 8x 5 1/2

Nebraska Farmers - George Garrison farm

Nebraska Farmers - George Garrison farm

summary: Photographer's note: "An early settler, east of Old Jefferson Post Office, brought into the country a herd of thoroughbred cattle. A very progressive farmer - now dead, 1886." original size: 6x8

James Stennard (?) sod house, West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

James Stennard (?) sod house, West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

summary: One of the photographs identifies this house as that of the Sweet family, which is probable. James Stennard lived in Sargent, not West Union. There was an Elmer Sweet who did live in West Union and is ... More

David Hall's railroad camp at West Union - surveying from Sargent to Brewster, Nebraska.

David Hall's railroad camp at West Union - surveying from Sargent to B...

summary: Note: Together with picture RG2608-3490A this photograph forms a panorama of Hall's camp. original size: 6x8

Howard Cooper on a table overlooking valley of Middle Loup Valley, west of West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

Howard Cooper on a table overlooking valley of Middle Loup Valley, wes...

summary: Photographer's note: "Could be seen for 20 miles up and down the river." original size: 6x8

Man and three children in front of Con Fleshman sod house, Dale Valley, Nebraska.

Man and three children in front of Con Fleshman sod house, Dale Valley...

summary: Note: Written on back of one photo: "L.A. Gibson, southwest of Mason City about 16 miles. Identified by A.W. Davis and Paul Green, October 17, 1931." original size: 6x8

William Laughlin, better known as "Uncle Bill," Sargent, Custer County, Nebraska.

William Laughlin, better known as "Uncle Bill," Sargent, Custer County...

summary: Note: Please note the writing on the roof of the house on the right that reads "Cob Brown." original size: 6x8

B.F. Cox, Cliff Table, Nebraska
Preparing for the wheat harvest

Preparing for the wheat harvest

summary: A note on the back of the photograph states: "Mr. Gillet [e] (Gillette) near Coburg (Coburgh) Post Office, Custer County, just getting ready to harvest his wheat, 1886" original size: 6x8

Joe Harris, West Union, T.P., Custer County, Nebraska

Joe Harris, West Union, T.P., Custer County, Nebraska

summary: Please note that the woman has a pipe in her mouth. original size: 6x8

East Custer County, Nebraska.
Mr. Southwaod, Broken Bow, Nebraska.

Mr. Southwaod, Broken Bow, Nebraska.

summary: Note the cloth spread over the plants in the background. The clothesline and tubs near the house suggest that this is laundry drying. original size: 6x8

Jules Haumont's sheep on French Table north of Broken Bow, Nebraska.

Jules Haumont's sheep on French Table north of Broken Bow, Nebraska.

summary: Pictured (l - r) are: James Boggs, Sr., James Boggs, Jr., Jules Haumont. Edmond Haumont, Paul G. Haumont, Sylvia Severus Haumont, Louis Haumont, wife Jane Thompson and son, Louis Bradburn on horseback... More

Tom Gill, near Gates, Custer County, Nebraska.

Tom Gill, near Gates, Custer County, Nebraska.

summary: An annotation in the inventory reads: "Identified January 24, 1933 by Senator James P. Murray, Sargent, Nebraska." original size: 6x8

Helms, Custer County, Nebraska.
R.G. Carr  residence, West Union, Nebraska

R.G. Carr residence, West Union, Nebraska

summary: Photographer's annotation: "Mr. Carr is in front holding a horse. Grandpa Carr is in [the] yard by [the] dog. Mr. Carr was the founder of West Union [Nebraska] -- a great business man." original size: 6x8

George O. Waters (or Watters), Dry Valley, near Comstock, Nebraska

George O. Waters (or Watters), Dry Valley, near Comstock, Nebraska

summary: Notes on the back of the print states: " Geo. Waters, 4 mi. from Comstock in Edge of Dry Valley" Note that the woman in this photograph appears pregnant original size: 6x8

Family in front of Ira Lundy's farmhouse near Cummings, Nebraska

Family in front of Ira Lundy's farmhouse near Cummings, Nebraska

summary: Note: Two of the girls pictured in this photograph wear dresses made of the same material. A pregnant woman also appears in this photograph. original size: 6x8

Charles Jefford, eastern Custer County, Nebraska.

Charles Jefford, eastern Custer County, Nebraska.

summary: Inscription on back of photos: "Charles Jefford. Identified by Mrs. Meiseureder and J.R. Haeberle, Broken Bow, October 20, 1932." The family was previously believed to be that of L. Thompson. origina... More

Jules Haumont's sheep on French Table north of Broken Bow, Nebraska.

Jules Haumont's sheep on French Table north of Broken Bow, Nebraska.

summary: Pictured (l - r) are: Paul G. Haumont (son of Edmond H.), George Boggs, and perhaps Frank Wooters. Note Butcher's photograph wagon in the background original size: 6x8

Severt K. Lee sod house, Round Valley, Nebraska

Severt K. Lee sod house, Round Valley, Nebraska

summary: Photographer's note: "He keeps a post office and store at the place, 1887." Lee and his brother, Nels Lee, were early Norwegian settlers in the area. original size: 6x8

Dunkle, Dry Valley, Custer County, Nebraska.

Dunkle, Dry Valley, Custer County, Nebraska.

summary: Note: "Identified by Judge A.R. Humphrey of Broken Bow as Brumbauglis sod house." original size: 6x8

Mathon Family, Dry Valley, Nebraska.

Mathon Family, Dry Valley, Nebraska.

summary: Please note a sod building under construction in the distance. original size: 6x8

Northwest Custer County, Nebraska.
East Custer County, Nebraska.
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