From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Empty Buildings and Unrelated Stuff

Interesting link


Speaking of deserted buildings, ghost towns, and the like, Keely's friend Taurus sent me an interesting link a couple of weeks ago.

20 Abandoned Cities from Around the World: Deserted Towns and Other Derelict Places

The article has interesting photographs and a short summary of each city's history. These places were abandoned, despite having many more residents than Duff, Nebraska, (or Rose, Nebraska, an empty set of buildings near Duff) ever did.

Unrelated Notes

1. Please check out the Hangman game at the bottom of this page and post a comment if it doesn't work for you or if it looks strange in any way.  To begin playing, just type a letter into the box.

2. We have a lot going on at our house right now. The main bathroom is all torn out and we're showering at the Y.  All in all, the disruption is absorbing a lot of my free time. Things will be back to normal in a couple of weeks, whereupon Prairie Bluestem will resume its normal pace.

1 comment:

ptg said...

Hangman seems to work just fine.

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