A Photographer's Work and the Work of Western Kansas

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December 1, 2013, 1:00 PM CT

Presented by Jim Hoy

Francis Marion Steele arrived in Dodge City in 1890 with a buggy outfitted with glass-plate photography equipment, setting out to document cowboys at work on the open range. As the prairie began to fence up and cattle ranching gave way to crop farming, Steele's photographs traced the cultural changes with dramatic images of sod-busting, wheat farming, and sugar beet production. His camera also captured railroad construction, irrigation projects, and town boosterism. Come and enjoy images from Steele's camera as we discuss the dramatic ways work changed at the turn of the 20th century.

Butterfield Trail Association
515 Hilts
Russell Springs, KS 67764-5031
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Sponsored by: Butterfield Trail Association

For more information about this event, please contact:
Patricia Haremza
(785) 846-7602