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Country School, Nebraska

Great Plains Soddies Sod School, Wyoming, location unidentified The cantilevering of the walls outward in the photograph is not necessarily from structural weakness. It protects the lower portion of the walls from erosion in rain.

American Pioneer, Clear Creek, Kansas, 1867 (b/w photo)

American Pioneer, Clear Creek, Kansas, 1867 (b/w photo) I love that they have what appears to be a pet elk calf!

Perhaps one of the finest sod houses located in Nebraska

The Settlement Era brought European and black immigrants to the Great Plains where native tribes lived. Nebraska Studies is a resource for teachers, students & adults interested in history, geography & culture.

Old school house in Bulcher, Texas

Former Pinner: and yes, we still call it a "school house".Old school house in Bulcher, Texas

Are you brave enough to drive Florida's I-4, AKA "The Dead Zone"?

Are you brave enough to drive Florida's I-4, AKA "The Dead Zone"?

Old school house in Colorado.

Old school house in Colorado.

Vintage Teacher One Room School Log Cabin Bare Foot Students Michigan 1880 | eBay

I homeschooled all three of my children. Praise God Vintage Teacher One Room School Log Cabin Bare Foot Students Michigan 1880

Sod school house in Dry Valley 1887-1888, teacher Eva Campbell and students.

'Sod' School house in Dry Valley, Custer.NE, teacher Eva Campbell and students. Eva was being courted by William Riley Thompson at the time, and would marry in May 1889

Klondike miners with husky dog team, 1905

Klondike miners with husky dog team, 1905 ~ I'm pretty sure that's Jake's great-great-grand-doggie at the center of the photo :)

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.

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.

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