|The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon|
|April 06, 2012 Nebraska Historical Society|
Courtesy photo Historic pioneer photographer, Solomon D. Butcher photographed this Old Settlers Picnic at Gibbon in 1907. Butcher was an important photographer made famous for preserving the Nebraska homesteaders’ visual history. From 1886 through 1912, Butcher generated a collection of more than 3,000 photographs of the Nebraska pioneers. His photographs are searchable online by name, subject, and location at the Library of Congress website, www.loc.gov.
Editor’s note: Tim Nolting is on haitus to care for his mother. He will be back in his regular spot as soon as he is able.
The following is an article provided to the Nebraska Press Association membership by the Nebraska State Historical Society.
On April 7, 1871, a Union Pacific emigrant train, bearing the members of the Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony, arrived at Gibbon siding in Buffalo County and switche...
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