Nebraska Public Media Originals

Solomon Butcher: Frontier Photographer

Special | 47m

In 1886, more than 20 years after the Homestead Act was signed, an itinerant photographer in Custer County, Nebraska set out to produce a photographic history of his county. Over the next 15 years, Solomon D. Butcher produced 1,500 images, hundreds of stories, and a remarkable record of a remarkable time in the history of Nebraska and the U.S.

Aired: 01/05/11

Rating: NR

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Nebraska Public Media Originals is a local public television program presented by Nebraska Public Media.