Family and sod home, Finney County, Kansas - The photograph shows an unidentified family standing in front of a sod house or dugout in Finney County, Kansas. Creator: Wolf, Henry L. Date: Between 1890 and 1900
Bruce and Jim Hunter in homestead shack, Dog Pound area, Alberta. Date: 1897 Remarks: Note branding irons on wall and socks drying. Bruce on left at table; Jim reading with feet on stove. Photograph taken by means of string attached to camera.
"A sod house with a collapsed roof." 2002 Smithsonian, Courtesy of Nebraska State Historical Society.Not many trees in Nebraska.so chunks of sod cut out of the land used like bricks.also settlers dug under the sod and built houses like caves.