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Quilting on the Frontier: Celebrating 150 years of the Homestead Act

A new quilt exhibit is now open at the Nebraska History Museum. Quilting On The Frontier: Celebrating 150 Years of the Homestead Act recognizes early Nebraska homesteaders through quilts. The exhibit incorporates historic images and objects to illustrate life on … Continue reading

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A Cow on the Roof and a Bullet in the Head

Solomon Butcher’s 1886 cow-on-the-roof photo is one of the best known and most iconic images of homesteading on the Great Plains. Butcher photographed Sylvester Rawding’s family in front of their sod house near West Union, Custer County, Nebraska. Butcher eventually … Continue reading

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