The Crabrees in Bonesteel, South Dakota

Here is photo from Cal Bivens showing John and Ida Crabtree (sixth adult from the right), daughter Myrtie, son LeRoy, maybe son Johnie, and possibly neighbors/friends Mr. and Mrs. Pense (third from the right).

We think the photo is from about 1903. Do you like all the mud and Grandma Myrtie’s white dress??

John Crabtree was a postmaster in Bonesteel, South Dakota, for a few years. Then he had the establishment you see here. I’m not sure if they also had the “Meals” building. They did have a restaurant in Ainsworth, Nebraska.

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