“My parents came here in the spring of 1883 from Nemaha Co. Nebraska- with their family of seven children- 3 sons and 4 daughers came through with five wagons. From there we all journeyed on together to Broken Bow. My father had been here- and filed on land north of B.B. about 14 miles. There were not many settlers there as that time plenty of gov. land- so my older brothers and sisters all took up land adjoining which took in several thousand acres of such wonderful range and hay…”– Ruth Chrisman
The Chrisman sisters (left to right– Hattie, Lizzie, Lutie & Ruth) in Custer County, Nebraska, 1886.
(Photo from book-‘ Solomon D. Butcher: Photographing the American Dream‘)