sod house

reminiscent, historical and biographical sketches featuring Nebraska pioneers, 1867-1897
  • 287 Pages
  • 3.19 MB
  • English
by , Madison, Neb
Frontier and pioneer life -- Nebr



Statement... copyright ... [by] Cass G. Barns.
LC ClassificationsF666 .B25
The Physical Object
Pagination287 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6751996M
LC Control Number30033985

The Sod House is a personal narrative—the intimate story of the settlement and frontier years () of the Nebraska prairie country lying between the Elkhorn and Loup rivers. In the worlds of Dr. Sheldon, himself a pioneer Nebraskan, "It preserves for all future generations a faithful picture of the period and the region which it Cited by: 5.

The sod house or soddy was an often used alternative to the log cabin during frontier settlement of the Great Plains of Canada and the United ily used at first for animal shelters, corrals, and fences, if the prairie lacked standard building materials such as wood or stone, or the poverty of the settlers precluded purchasing standard building sod house book, sod from thickly-rooted.

Welcome to Sod House on the Prairie and the McCone’s dual purpose website. • Click on the above photos to learn about Stan McCone’s sod houses. • Click on the photo of Virginia McCone to learn about her books.

The sod house would settle significantly over time as the sod dried out. Without such a solid base, there was the risk of the walls settling inward and the entire structure would collapse. Even for the walls, they had to think “out of the box” and they decided that laying the sod bricks with the root side up would make the roots grow upward.

At this place there was a sod house, made by stacking up blocks cut out of grass and dirt, and a dugout, which had some sod walls built around a big hole.

We were the only people visiting the sod houses. We went into the big sod house and it had a lot of stuff in it. Avery was excited that there was a wardrobe full of prairie clothes to dress. In this OurStory module from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History entitled Life in a Sod House, students will learn about life on the prairie and in sod houses.

The module includes the interactive activity Building a Sod House, hands-on activities and a list of recommended readings related. OurStory is a series of modules designed to help children and adults enjoy exploring. It is full of so much history. The Sod House is turning yrs old in September.

Renea, the Curator, was so interesting to listen to. She definitely knows her history and you can tell she loves what she does. Marshall McCully was the 7th child out of He had an 5/ TripAdvisor reviews. "The two story sod house was built by my uncle, my father’s brother, Isadore Haumont in or He came here from Belgium in the spring of where he was born He died March, The last occupant of the house died there Jan.

31. Sod House Museum seeks to preserve Oklahoma’s only remaining sod house and interprets the early-day lifestyles of a pioneer, from the establishment of the Cherokee Outlet in to The museum encloses the original sod house which is the key exhibit.

De Sade was born on 2 Junein the Hôtel de Condé, Paris, to Jean Baptiste François Joseph, Count de Sade and Marie Eléonore de Maillé de Carman, distant cousin and Lady-in-waiting to the Princess of was his parents' only surviving child. He was educated by an uncle, the Abbé de Sade.

In Sade's youth, his father abandoned the family; his mother joined a convent. Restaurants near Sod House on the Prairie: ( mi) Dairy Queen ( mi) J & J Corner Corral Restaurant ( mi) Tommy's Central Street Steak House ( mi) The Garage ( mi) Outlaws Bar & Grill; View all restaurants near Sod House on the Prairie on Tripadvisor $/5(27).

The right portion of this house shows a remnant of an earlier, lower gable, indicating that the house was originally built with a low roof (like the house in the left background in the previous photo).

With its additions, awning, and partial new roof, the tidy sod house is the picture of prosperity. Near Christmas, my friend Billy and me read a story about a bank robber, and think he’s the same man me and Ruby saw one time near the sod house.

Billy thinks there’s buried bank loot there; he doesn’t know I was born in that house. On Christmas day we plan to sneak out the sod house and search for treasure. I just want to see : William C. Oelfke. The sod house was amazing, and the museum had loads of stuff on display and in cases.

My favorite was the bullrush wicker chair, because of the designs, but the clothing was Read more4/ TripAdvisor reviews. Restaurants near Sod House Museum: ( mi) Nebraska Barn And Grill ( mi) Pizza Hut ( mi) Mi Ranchito ( mi) Lasso Espresso Company ( mi) Lisa's Kitchen; View all restaurants near Sod House Museum on Tripadvisor $4/5(63).

"The sod house laughs at hard times and keeps alive old traditions." Others tell of a school built of sod where, "The floor was of dirt and during the cold winter of the teacher’s feet were frosted.

Later a quantity of straw was put on the floor which made it warmer but proved to be a breeding place for fleas. This was not conductive to.

An excellent detailed study on the how’s and why’s of sod house life. Researched and written when the remenants could still be examinded and many of the builders were still alive. Many a modern historian of the period would do well to study this book before they roll out the old tropes.

For example, not every homesteader in a soddy was s: 9. Sod houses on the Great Plains. The Homestead Act of was a major factor in opening the Great Plains to white settlement. Under the provisions of the Act, settlers could obtain title to a quarter-section ( acres, or 65 ha) of land for a nominal fee, provided that they built a house, made certain improvements, farmed the land, and occupied the site for at least five years.

Glen Rounds summarizes, simply and clearly, how the sod house on the Great Plains came to be. With succint and vivid detail, he describes the introduction of sod as a building material, and gives the reader a feel for how it might have felt to live in such a building.

This book is illustrated in his whimsical, somewhat abstract style which is Cited by: 2. A history of the sod house of Nebraska. Also includes a chapter on the earlier area native american homes and building structures of the area (many incorporating sod and grasses).

indexed pages with step by step chapters on 'soddy' construction all the way from selecting a site to constructing out buildings and living in the sod house.

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and sod house construction variations/5(11). A quality roof can protect a sod house for many years with little need for maintenance. Cover the roof with sod. Place the grass-side up to protect against erosion.

Install the doors and windows. Suspend a muslin sheet to the roof inside the house to form a sort of ceiling that will catch any dirt or water that falls from the roof. Free shipping on orders of $35+ from Target.

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[Helen Littler Howard; Barbara Smith] -- Life of a young girl who lived in a sod house in Logan County, Colorado, partially based on the author's childhood. The Sod House is a personal narrative - the intimate story of the settlement and frontier years () of the Nebraska prairie country lying between the Elkhorn and Loup rivers.

In the worlds of Dr. Sheldon, himself a pioneer Nebraskan, "It preserves for all future generations a faithful picture of the period and the region which it. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Hardback, DJ VG with couple small tears and slight wrinkles, Third Printing, index, b&w photos, The Sod House Frontier, everyday life in Kansas, Nebraska and the DakotasSeller Inventory # w More information about this seller | Contact this seller   The Sod House near Sanborn shows how early settlers lived on the prairie.

Sometimes, it comes as a shock to tourists, especially those who grew up watching the TV show "Little House on the Prairie,'' that life on the frontier wasn't all that fun. Sod-House Days book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

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Little Ilse Traubel was still a baby when her family came from Germany /5. The OurStory program consists of a series of units designed by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Each unit helps children and adults enjoy exploring history together through the use of objects from the Museum's vast collections, quality children's literature, and engaging hands-on activities.

Ideal for afterschool use, OurStory resources will allow students to think. Sod-House Winter book.

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It was selected for Oprah's Book Club inwas a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction, and was adapted into the film, House of Sand and Fog/5(4K).Sod House Bed and Breakfasts. Those who wish to have a sod house experience can choose between several sod house Bed and Breakfasts for lodging.

Some are like miniature museums and have information on other aspects of pioneer life on the prairies. They can be located online by putting “sod house B & B” into a browser. Source.