Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Pioneer Family

Wow, if this is not a Pioneer Family, I don't know what is. The picture was taken in Custer County, Nebraska in 1886. You can bet this was a hard working family!


  1. That is a nice looking sod house.
    It looks fairly new.
    I wonder if he shouldn't have another layer of sod on the roof, there are a lot of seams showing where rain could find its way inside. But I guess that is what they make pots and pans for, to catch the leaking water.
    The garden looks nice. I suppose she could water it with water from those pots and pans.

  2. What a great photo PJM. I'm not sure about the roof, but the house looks rather sturdy. I wonder what the gender of the children was? That donkey looks to be well-cared for.
    Keep up the excellent posts, I enjoy all the great history.
    -Anne K.

  3. I wonder if this is the clasic 40 acres and a mule we hear about. This man has "proved up" his property and is busy bringing up two kiddos to help with the work. No one seems to be smiling.

  4. I'm guessing the child standing is a boy & the baby is a girl.
    I remember living in my grandparents garage when i was 2or 3 years old. It had a dirt floor. This was around 1937 or 38.

  5. I look at this picture and I wonder about the children, how their lives changed (as times changed) as they grew, where they settled, and where are the grandchildren and great grandchildren of these folks today. I guess I always want to know the rest of the story! :)

  6. I'd hate to have to mow that lawn.

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