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[Rough sketch of roads and streams in Pocahontas and Greenbrier counties, West Virginia].

[Rough sketch of roads and streams in Pocahontas and Greenbrier counti...

Shows names of some residents. Pen-and-ink on verso of lined paper, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H309 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image.

"Nebraska Gothic," the John Curry sod house near West Union, Nebraska

"Nebraska Gothic," the John Curry sod house near West Union, Nebraska

summary: Note: A "deep well" outfit. An article by Wanda Corn entitled "The painting that became a symbol of a nation's spirit" (on file) notes the influence of this photograph and others on Grant Woods' "Ame... more

Thomas Jefferson. Butcher's first house, West Union, township, Custer County, Nebraska

Thomas Jefferson. Butcher's first house, West Union, township, Custer ...

summary: Note: T.J. Butcher was the father of S.D. Butcher, the photographer. (August 8, 1934: Mr. L.L. Butcher, son of S.D. Butcher, said this should read "Jefferson Post Office, 9 miles west of West Union, i... more

E.E. Whaley Hardware & Groceries, Boots & Shoes, Post Office, West Union, Nebraska.

E.E. Whaley Hardware & Groceries, Boots & Shoes, Post Office, West Uni...

summary: Photographer's note: "Mrs. Farley was the post mistress at that time." original size: 6x8

Henry (Hank) Orvis, West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

Henry (Hank) Orvis, West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

summary: Photographer's annotation:: "The man who went with S.D. Butcher to Pine Ridge during the Indian uprising, Spring of 1890." Butcher and Orvis published a series of photographs taken after the Wounded ... more

Joseph Exley (Ehley), West Union.
Henry Pointer, West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

Henry Pointer, West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

summary: Photographer's annotation: "Afterward son-in-law to Mr. R.G. Carr, and part owner of the West Union Milling Company, 1886." original size: 6x8

Grand Army of the Republic picnic at West Union, Nebraska

Grand Army of the Republic picnic at West Union, Nebraska

summary: Photographer's note: "One of the most interesting pictures ever made in North Custer County as many of the Pioneers whose faces are clear and distinct in this picture have passed away by 1912."

David Hall's railroad camp at West Union - surveying from Sargent to Brewster, Nebraska.

David Hall's railroad camp at West Union - surveying from Sargent to B...

summary: Note: Together with picture RG2608-3490A this photograph forms a panorama of Hall's camp. original size: 6x8

E.H. Peters (or C.H. Peters), West Union, Nebraska.

E.H. Peters (or C.H. Peters), West Union, Nebraska.

summary: Peters was one of the first druggists (pharmacists) in Custer county when he set up shop in 1880. In this studio portrait, he is shown with his family. original size: 6x8

Leroy Leep, West Union, Nebraska
Joe Harris, West Union, T.P., Custer County, Nebraska

Joe Harris, West Union, T.P., Custer County, Nebraska

summary: Please note that the woman has a pipe in her mouth. original size: 6x8

Jean Marsh, West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

Jean Marsh, West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

summary: Please note the construction of the barn in the distance. original size: 6x8

Chetron family in front of their sod house, West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

Chetron family in front of their sod house, West Union, Custer County,...

summary: Note: A pregnant woman appears in this picture.

"William McKee, West Union, T.P., 1886."

"William McKee, West Union, T.P., 1886."

summary: Mr. William McKee is not mentioned in Butcher PIONEER HISTORY OF CUSTER COUNTY, NEBRASKA, but a Reginald McKee is mentioned in connection with the establishment of Custer County. original size: 6x8

Andy Howland, south West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

Andy Howland, south West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

summary: "Bachelor proved up on claim and borrowed $300 on it, went to Grand Island and never was heard from. Supposed to have been murdered for his money. His brother Charles offered $500 for any track of hi... more

Rev. Todd, near West Union, Nebraska
Farm of Gus Cosler, West Union, Custer County, Nebraska

Farm of Gus Cosler, West Union, Custer County, Nebraska

summary: Note: "He is known as very old settler in Nebraska, 1886." original size: 6x8

Ira Lundy near Cummings Park, West Union, Township, Custer County.

Ira Lundy near Cummings Park, West Union, Township, Custer County.

summary: Photographer's annotation: "This is Ira J. Lundy, Maria B. Lundy and three children, James (Bill) W. Lundy; Benjamin W.; and Ady Maria. Identified by J.W. Lundy, May 4, 1934." original size: 6x8

E.E. Whaley Hardware & Groceries, Boots & Shoes, Post Office, West Union, Nebraska.

E.E. Whaley Hardware & Groceries, Boots & Shoes, Post Office, West Uni...

summary: Photographer's note: "Mrs. Farley was the post mistress at that time." original size: 6x8

Charles Howland and wife, West Union, Nebraska, Custer County, Nebraska.

Charles Howland and wife, West Union, Nebraska, Custer County, Nebrask...

summary: His brother Andrew proved up on his claim and received $300. He then went to Grand Island and was never heard from again. His brother offered a $500 reward for any clue as to his whereabouts. He was s... more

Breeding family's sod house, West Union, Nebraska

Breeding family's sod house, West Union, Nebraska

summary: The house was located "across the river about 3 miles" from West Union. original size: 6x8

J. R. Richardson, West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

J. R. Richardson, West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

summary: Please note the items which the children are holding. Also note the materials used on and near the doorway and windows. original size: 6x8

The first blacksmith shop in West Union, Custer County, Nebraska

The first blacksmith shop in West Union, Custer County, Nebraska

summary: Note: Herbert Peters appears to the right. original size: 6x8

E.E. Whaley Hardware & Groceries, Boots & Shoes, Post Office, West Union, Nebraska.

E.E. Whaley Hardware & Groceries, Boots & Shoes, Post Office, West Uni...

summary: Photographer's note: "Mrs. Farley was the post mistress at that time." original size: 6x8

J. Kimes farm,  West Union, Nebraska, Custer County, Nebraska.

J. Kimes farm, West Union, Nebraska, Custer County, Nebraska.

summary: Note: Butcher's annotation reads, "One of the very old timers." original size: 6x8

Mrs. Debusk, West Union,  Nebraska

Mrs. Debusk, West Union, Nebraska

summary: Note the young woman with a milk pail leaning on a milk cow. original size: 6x8

Henry (Hank) Orvis, West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

Henry (Hank) Orvis, West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

summary: Photographer's annotation reads: "The man who went with S.D. Butcher to Pine Ridge during the Indian uprising, Spring of 1890." Butcher and Orvis published a series of photographs taken after the Wou... more

Howard Cooper on a table overlooking valley of Middle Loup Valley, west of West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

Howard Cooper on a table overlooking valley of Middle Loup Valley, wes...

summary: Photographer's note: "Could be seen for 20 miles up and down the river." original size: 6x8

James Stennard (?) sod house, West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

James Stennard (?) sod house, West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

summary: One of the photographs identifies this house as that of the Sweet family, which is probable. James Stennard lived in Sargent, not West Union. There was an Elmer Sweet who did live in West Union and is ... more

"Bachelors," near West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

"Bachelors," near West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

summary: Please note the cross on the chain worn by the standing bachelor. original size: 6x8

Grand Army of the Republic picnic at West Union, Nebraska

Grand Army of the Republic picnic at West Union, Nebraska

summary: Photographer's note: "One of the most interesting pictures ever made in North Custer County as many of the Pioneers whose faces are clear and distinct in this picture have passed away by 1912." origina... more

Chetron family in front of their sod house, West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

Chetron family in front of their sod house, West Union, Custer County,...

summary: Note: A pregnant woman appears in this picture. original size: 6x8

R.G. Carr hall and barn,  West Union, Nebraska

R.G. Carr hall and barn, West Union, Nebraska

summary: Photographer's annotation: "Grandpa Carr at left in picture with his dog. Rodney Carr, his grandson, Tom Smith, professional boxer, R.G. Carr and Stanley his son in buggy." original size: 6x8

J.R. Wabel farmhouse at West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

J.R. Wabel farmhouse at West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

summary: Note: The man standing to the left smoking a pipe is Thomas Jefferson Butcher, father of the photographer. original size: 6x8

R.G. Carr  residence, West Union, Nebraska

R.G. Carr residence, West Union, Nebraska

summary: Photographer's annotation: "Mr. Carr is in front holding a horse. Grandpa Carr is in [the] yard by [the] dog. Mr. Carr was the founder of West Union [Nebraska] -- a great business man." original size: 6x8

"The Old Sod House and the New." The Jacob Graff house near West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

"The Old Sod House and the New." The Jacob Graff house near West Union...

summary: William Garlock (only seen on the earliest print) is standing to the far left. "The old sod house and the new, Custer County, 1888.". For more, see additional information and Butcher's PIONEER HISTORY... more

"Ever Vigilant South of West Union."  Westerville,  Nebraska.

"Ever Vigilant South of West Union." Westerville, Nebraska.

summary: Note: C.H. LaForge, located northwest about 6 miles of Westerville. Identified by J.P. Bookman, Broken Bow, Nebraska, October 24, 1932. Mr. Bookman is the center man. Note also the hunter on the lef... more

R.G. Carr hall and barn,  West Union, Nebraska

R.G. Carr hall and barn, West Union, Nebraska

summary: Photographer's annotation: "Grandpa Carr at left in picture with his dog. Rodney Carr, his grandson, Tom Smith, professional boxer, R.G. Carr and Stanley his son in buggy."

"The Old Sod House and the New." The Jacob Graff house near West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

"The Old Sod House and the New." The Jacob Graff house near West Union...

summary: William Garlock (only seen on the earliest print) is standing to the far left. "The old sod house and the new, Custer County, 1888.". For more, see additional information and Butcher's PIONEER HISTORY... more

J.R. Wabel farmhouse at West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

J.R. Wabel farmhouse at West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.

summary: Note: The man standing to the left smoking a pipe is Thomas Jefferson Butcher, father of the photographer. original size: 6x8

West Union, Custer County, Nebraska.
William Predmore's store and house, West Union, Custer County, Nebraska

William Predmore's store and house, West Union, Custer County, Nebrask...

summary: The man with the white beard standing on the porch of the store is the photographer's father, Thomas Jefferson Butcher. original size: 6x8

Monroe Farley, an old settler in West Union, Custer County, Nebraska

Monroe Farley, an old settler in West Union, Custer County, Nebraska

summary: Note: Mrs. Farley was post mistress of West Union in 1886. original size: 6x8