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!

10 comments:

  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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! :)

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

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