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Women's History

 

INTRODUCTION

 
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The 19th -century woman of the American Frontier embodied similar characteristics to those of women you may know in and around your own personal life.

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(Crop) Rural Life in [Nebraska]
Photograph shows the Laulerman family in front of their sod house.
Courtesy of Library of Congress Prints and Photographs

(Crop) Coburg, Nebraska, 1884-85
Photograph shows family group standing in front of sod house.
Courtesy of Library of Congress Prints and Photographs

(Crop) Dry Valley Near Comstock Nebraska
Photograph shows the George O. Waters family in front of their sod house.
Courtesy of Library of Congress Prints and Photographs

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Did You Know?

1843 letter

The Museum of Westward Expansion at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial contains over 150 quotes from diaries, journals, letters and speeches. The designers of the museum felt the actual words of nineteenth century pioneers were the most powerful way to tell their story. Click to learn more. More...