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  Harry E. Chrisman, former Liberal author and historian, donated a large collection of his writings, photographs, and other items to Liberal Memorial Library for the purpose of research. This database searches the contents of the Chrisman Collection.  
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CallNo: P438-H1c2  
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Descriptive Title: Rebecca Winters' Grave   Type: Print
Date of Origin: unknown   Provenance:
Size: 5   Condition: very good
Text: [front] XII [XII is crossed out] ; VII IIX [back] VII ; THIS PAPER MANUFACTURED BY KODAK ; Return Photo To [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 ; THIS PAPER MANUFACTURED BY KODAK [note] VII Q. As the West was opened up for settlement, and the Oregon Trail became the path upon which the railroads were lain, what record do we have of those pioneers who died along the trails, giving their lives that others might find a better life in the West? A. The above photo is your answer. Here, in 1964, Rebecca Winters Bennett, the G-G-Granddaughter of Rebecca Winters who died on the Mormon Trail (near present Scottsbluff, Nebr.) shows her daughter the wagon tire that marked her G-G-G-Grandmother's final resting place for more than 112 years. Rebecca Winters died August 6, 1852. The wagon tire bears the legend, "Rebecca Winters, Age 50." The granite marker was put up later. Photo courtesy of Omaha World Herald. [Omaha World Herald is underlined]
Misc Info: Photo is of a little girl standing by a marker. The little girl is on the inside of the fence. There is a lady standing on the other side of fence, holding the little girls hand. They are both looking in the same direction. The lady is holding on to her hat. There are people standing behind the lady and the little girl.
Subject: Rebecca Winters Bennett and daughter
Rebecca Winters' grave
fence
grave marker
Morman Trail
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Omaha World Herald
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