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Bat and Bible

J. D. Troyer, west of Calloway, Neb., 1892With the family Bible on father’s knee and a baseball bat under the youngest daughter’s chair, these Nebraska homesteaders are ready for anything Custer County can pitch at them. Photographer Solomon Butcher identified the photo, taken in 1892, as J. D. Troyer, west of Callaway. NSHS RG2608-1654a (detail)

(From the Winter 2004 issue of Nebraska History, which features baseball -themed articles such as this one and this one.)

J. D. Troyer, west of CallowayThe complete photograph, showing the Troyer family's sod house. NSHS RG2608-1654a (above).

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