Anderson sod house, Logan County, Kansas - This photograph shows three men with musical instruments and one man with a rifle on the roof of the Anderson sod house in Logan County, Kansas. Date: Between 1885 and 1890
Pioneer homestead made of prairie sod, 1886 (b/w photo)
Cooking was a major part of each day. Early settlers butchered their own meat and made corned beef, sausage, smoked and dried meats. Large gardens yielded produce for canning, pickling and other preserves. Root cellars
Vintage Teacher One Room School Log Cabin Bare Foot Students MIchigan 1880
inside a sod house - Anna and Franklin Joy improved their sod home by plastering the walls, shingling the roof, and building a wooden addition that doubled its size. Their coal burning stove—along with these tools—was located in the sod part of the house.
Minoka Hill was the Native American female Doctor in America. For 40 years, she had a "kitchen clinic" in her home providing health care for the Oneida on the reservation. (The lady reminds me of my own Grandma)