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This black and white photographic postcard features a sod house. A wooden second story and shingles were added to the existing structure. The sod has deteriorated on the corners and the front of the second story is missing siding. A tree has grown so close to the building that it is leaning away from the structure. Written text is at the bottom of the card. Handwriting is on the back of the card.
4"x 5" photographic postcard
Tribune (Kan.), Greeley County (Kan.), Oberlin (Ohio), Correspondence, Frontier & pioneer life, Sod buildings, Westward movement, Homesteading, Deterioration
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W., M. and Doell, J. H., "Postcard: Pioneer Sod House Western Kansas" (1910). Tim Johnson Postcard Collection. 1196.
Pioneer-Sod-House, Western, Kans. Here is a picture of one of the sod houses out on the prairie. Hartley is on his way home M. W. J. H. Doell 168 N. Prof. St. Oberlin, Ohio