Skip to comments.Photographs Of Frontier Life In The West
Posted on 04/23/2014 7:08:08 PM PDT by navysealdad
Between 1887 and 1892, John C.H. Grabill sent 188 photographs to the Library of Congress for copyright protection. Grabill is known as a western photographer, documenting many aspects of frontier life & hunting, mining, western town landscapes and white settlers relationships with Native Americans.
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a lot of astonishing images of a very very different world.
My grandfather was allegedly born under a wagon somewhere in Kansas..but I have no other details sad to say.
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Residents of Sturgis in 1890 could not imagine their main street would one day host thousands of motorcycles way in the future.
I used to think I would have been happy living in those days. In fact, I longed for them.
Today, not so much. Those folks were tough.
The Deadwood Coach riders do have a bureaucratic look about them.
nice, thanks for the link
aha One of Harry Reids Ancestors!???
I have seen a few of those photos published in various publications over the years. Thanks for posting.
love pictures like these. Was on Google Earth looking at what I could find in present day. Many of Deadwood building still there.
Couldn’t find the 1889 City Hall, perhaps demolished.
The ancestors must have ‘tumbled’ in the ‘weeds’
If they had indoor plumbing, I’d go for living back then...
Lousy food, lousy medicine? As much as I hate the politics of today, it is nicer to be alive today.
Too much horse-sh1t laying around in those days.
you are right on that, but today there is an awful lot of horse dodo coming out of our politicans.
bump for later
Yes. Poo is poo. Doesn’t matter where you are or when you are.
The house had been built by her father and originally resided about two miles out of town until he decided to move it into town. The process required the house to be towed by a large team of mules, rolling the house along the top of the logs, with each log that was passed over immediately put in front of the house.
She recalled how her father had drilled a well for water by utilizing two mules attached to a timber auger as they walked round and round and round.
She also told about how Fridays were special since that was the day they would hop into the horse drawn buggy and ride into town to purchase supplies.......
She had seen almost all that life on the plains had to offer in the early 1900's and her personal account of the great dust bowl years was especially noteworthy.....
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