Historic Photos of Nebraska

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It has been home to the Lakota and Pawnee, to Buffalo Bill and the “Great Commoner.” From its earliest days, Nebraska has held a strategic place in the history of the nation’s westward expansion. The spirit of the state is visible in the faces of its pioneer settlers, its political and literary luminaries, and its epic landmarks. Historic Photos of Nebraska will take one back to 1880s sod houses and frontier forts, to one-room schoolhouses and laborers putting in a hard day’s work. It includes faces of both the ...

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Overview

It has been home to the Lakota and Pawnee, to Buffalo Bill and the “Great Commoner.” From its earliest days, Nebraska has held a strategic place in the history of the nation’s westward expansion. The spirit of the state is visible in the faces of its pioneer settlers, its political and literary luminaries, and its epic landmarks. Historic Photos of Nebraska will take one back to 1880s sod houses and frontier forts, to one-room schoolhouses and laborers putting in a hard day’s work. It includes faces of both the famous and the obscure, cityscapes from yesteryear and the farmers who helped build the state’s agricultural heritage. The struggles caused by severe weather and economic downturns are chronicled here, as are moments of triumph and achievement. With nearly 200 black-and-white images reproduced in vivid detail and captions and introductions provided by a fifth-generation Nebraskan, this book strikes a tone that is sometimes poignant, sometimes humorous, but always faithful to the soul of Nebraska.

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Tad Stryker, the ever-busy editor of the online NebraskaPedia, displays his vast knowledge of his home state with this singular collection of archival photographs. Like every other Turner publication, this book displays high production values.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596525702
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/28/2010
  • Series: Historic Photos Series
  • Pages: 206
  • Sales rank: 1,380,959
  • Product dimensions: 10.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Tad Stryker is a freelance writer with a lifelong interest in Nebraska and its history. He is editor of NebraskaPedia.com, an online encyclopedia where he links historical articles about Nebraska and its various towns.
He co-wrote and edited a 2005 Turner publication, Maranatha: The Miracle Camp on the Plains, chronicling the history of a nonprofit organization based near North Platte.
A native Nebraskan, Stryker was raised in Custer County, where pioneer photographer Solomon D. Butcher settled and did the majority of his best-known work. Stryker graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with a degree in journalism and history. He and his wife, Jean, have three grown children.
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