Who We Are…

Welcome to Ghosts In The Ink, a website inspired by Michael Lesy’s “Wisconsin Death Trip” and owned by Horse Creek Media.

We will be posting photos and stories of the farmers, homesteaders, immigrants, and other brave souls who called the harsh and beautiful landscape of Western Nebraska and Eastern Wyoming home in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Some of this content is feasibly copyrighted by people other than myself, and I make every effort to credit sources and use that content in compliance with Fair Use rules when needed. Please do not re-reduplicate this content without doing your own research, and crediting the original source and Ghosts In The Ink whenever possible. Thank you.

Films Took Fire

Wilber, Neb., Mar. 15—During a moving picture show in the opera house, the films took fire and the electrical transformer was exploded, causing a fire panic. The audience made a rush for the entrance, choking it up, and a number were injured, none, it is thought, seriously. The opera house was not much damaged.

The Alliance Herald (Alliance, NE) Thursday, March 18th, 1909