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.
1886 Family This 1886 family seems to have arrived and for now this is the only home they know.
1889 Land Rush In 1889 the Oklahoma land rush provided an opportunity for this family to stake a site at Guthrie, Oklahoma.
A Beginning Not much of a home yet but more than the lien-to tent.
1893 Home This early homestead in 1893 didn't offer much in beauty.