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The Butcher family arrived in Nebraska in time to experience the hard winter of 1880 to 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 br Vintage Pictures, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Us History, American History, Family History, Pioneer Life, American Frontier, Into The West

The Sodbusters’ Historian - True West Magazine

In 1886, Solomon Butcher had his eureka moment, the biggest idea of his life. He would compile a book, a […]

Appalachia - looks like a late-life marriage - perhaps a widow and widower? At least she got to wear a pretty dress for awhile, but she probably ended up making them dinner that night and bringing in the wood! Antique Photos, Vintage Pictures, Vintage Photographs, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Family Pictures, Vintage Images, Appalachian People, Appalachian Mountains

In America, the Ulster Scots became known as the Scotch-Irish. Harkins believes the most credible theory of the term's origin is that it derives from the linkage of two older Scottish expressions, "hill-folk" and "billie" which was a synonym for "fellow", similar to "guy" or "bloke".

 Hale or Mrs. Peters U. Farm family in Tulare County in central California, about 1900 (detail) // by Ansley Vintage Family Photos, Vintage Pictures, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Images, Time Pictures, Old Pictures, Old Photos, California History, Central California

U.S. Farm family in Tulare County in central California, about 1900 (detail) // by Ansley | John Bosko,Flickr

Oklahoma History: Pioneer Life in Early Oklahoma A typical one room schoolhouse. Oklahoma Land Rush, Oklahoma Usa, Country School, Old School House, School Days, Indian Territory, Pioneer Life, Vintage School, Early American

Oklahoma History: Pioneer Life in Early Oklahoma

Pioneer life in Oklahoma wasn't easy, but for those brave souls who ventured out into the wild lands of untamed Oklahoma it was their dream. They saw this new state as a ray of light, a chance to own a piece of the American Dream; a home and land of...

Homestead Act of 1862 -- President Lincoln signs the Homestead Act. Thousands of families head to the plains with dreams of building a home, but on the plains there are no trees. Homestead Act of 18 Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Us History, American History, Homestead Act, Pioneer Life, American Frontier, Into The West

The Homestead Act of 1862

President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act on May 20, 1862. On January 1, 1863, Daniel Freeman made the first claim under the Act, which gave citizens or future citizens up to 160 acres of public land provided they live on it, improve it, and pay a small registration fee. The Government granted more than 270 million acres of land while the law was in effect. Accordion

The Pioneer Mother Memorial at Penn Valley Park Kansas City, Missouri dedicated in 1927 is present today. Penn Valley, Valley Park, Kansas City Missouri, Great Lakes, Weekend Trips, Places To See, America, Statue, History

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The Pioneer Mother Memorial was erected in 1927 in Kansas City's Penn Valley Park. Sponsored by Kansas Citian Howard Vanderslice, and sculpted by Alexander Phimister Proctor.

The Sager family traveled the Oregon Trail in The children were orphaned and would suffer more tragedy before their ordeal was complete. Antique Photos, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Pioneer Life, Pioneer Trek, Pioneer Women, Famous Outlaws

This is the Sader family. The man on the left is Henry Sader. He had six children when this picture was taken. He was not a Mormon. He only wished to find more fertile, cheaper land.

These two women, probably sisters, lived in a fairly comfortable, small homestead shack. With their cats and dog they enjoyed the comforts of a real bed and other furniture. A steamer trunk held their clothing and personal items. Pioneer Life, Pioneer Woman, Art Nouveau, Belle Epoque, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Vintage Photographs, Liberty, Farm Boys

Two women in homestead shack, Turtle Lake, N.D. :: State Historical Society of North Dakota (SHSND) I love their hats on the wall.

Early-mid Oil Springs - close to Petrolia: Pioneers.Southern Ontario, Canada, the home of the very first commercial oil well in North America. Canadian History, American History, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Pioneer Life, Pioneer House, Pioneer Women, American Frontier, Le Far West

Early mid 1800s Oil Springs Pioneers

If you ever find yourself in Southern Ontario, Canada, take a day trip to the Oil Museum of Canada, located in Oil Springs. It is a marvelous quaint museum and celebrates the home of the very first commercial oil well in North America. Time well spent, as my father would say! The wonderful scratch texture is by Caro's Lines / Caroline - sorry for the late attribute

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