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Nuckolls Co. painting may have attracted Grand Duke to Nebraska


January 13, 2022

This week marks the 150th anniversary of a buffalo hunt that some credit for being the inspiration of famous paintings created by Alfred Bierstadt, a western landscape artist. But an event which happened in Nuckolls County in 1863 is claimed by local historians as the source of the inspiration.

A story recorded in Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences and written by Claredon E. Adams, said the following narrative was told to him by E. S. Comstock, an earlier settler in the Oak area.

“In 1863, Mr. Albert Bierstadt, a German Landscape painter, joined a surveying expedition via the Overland stag...

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