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Life on the Prairies - Sod Houses
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R-A492-2
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A sod house in the Mankota area.


Wood was at a premium on the southern prairies and the easiest building material at hand was sod from the fields. With ingenuity settlers shaped the sod into many different home styles to provide shelter during the first years on the homestead.

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R-A492-2
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Sod Houses; Mankota District


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Image Preview R-A492-2 Photograph 1 - A sod house in the Mankota area.
Image Preview R-A7555 Photograph 2 - A proud family in front of their new sod house.
Image Preview R-A7222 Photograph 3 - Building a sod house near Landis.
Image Preview R-A2474 Photograph 4 - A sod house under construction.
Image Preview S-B1061 Photograph 5 - A homesteader with the sod house he lived in from 1906 to 1910.
Image Preview R-A4829 Photograph 6 - A more elaborate sod house with thick walls and recessed windows in the Wiseton district.
Image Preview R-A25247 Photograph 7 - With a peaked roof and porch, this large sod house was located near Harris.
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