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David Houston's son, Davy Jr., shovels snow outside their rural Hunter home, circa 1902-1905. This photograph, which shows the family's grain elevator along the Great Northern Railway in the background, was most likely taken by Mr. Houston using one of his various camera inventions.

Looking Back: Houston history lives on at Bonanzaville

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Working at the Cass County Historical Society, I have seen first hand the way photography has changed in only a short amount of time. When I first started six years ago, rolls of film were sold in the museum's gift shop as a majority of people took photographs while visiting the museum. Eventually, digital cameras became more common, and within the last year or so, many visitors can now be seen pulling out their phone to take a quick snapshot to post on Facebook.


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