They first came by covered wagon
and used the canvass as a tent to live in
homestead their new land. Soon they
constructed a sod house with a dirt
floor, no windows and a thatch roof.
Finally they could afford a real log
cabin and if they had a few really good
crop years it included a raised wooden
floor and one or two glass windows.
|This 1886 family seems to have arrived and for now this is the only home they know.|
|In 1889 the Oklahoma land rush provided an opportunity for this family to stake a site at Guthrie, Oklahoma.|
|Not much of a home yet but more than the lien-to tent.|
|This early homestead in 1893 didn't offer much in beauty.|