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The 'American Experience' of immigration unfolds with a stroll through Butler cemetery

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The village of Butler observed its 125th anniversary in 2008.

That places Butler's founding in 1888, a full 22 years before the Burlington rail car full of Hollanders arrived in 1910. The timeline suggests that there were forms of life in Butler before the Dutch came along and swamped the place. Evidence of these prehistoric arrivals is scant, but take a walk through the Butler Holy Cross Cemetery, and there are a couple peculiar names etched on gravestones...like..."Olson."

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