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  • Prairie Visions: The Life and Times of Solomon Butcher

    As part of our occasional series of Throwback Thursday reviews, here is one from 1991. Prairie Visions: The Life and Times of Solomon Butcher , by Pam Conrad . (Illus.) NY Harpercollins 1991. 85pp. For her award-winning novel, Prairie Songs , Pam Conrad researched the achives at the Nebraska State Historical Society in Lincoln. There, she came across a collection of photographs taken by a man named Solomon Butcher. His pictures documented the people and the prairie of Nebraska in the late 1800s. She incorporated Butcher into her novel, embellishing his personality with her own imagination. In Prairie Visions: The Life and Times of Solomon Butcher, Conrad reflects upon the life of the real Solomon...      Read more...