There is such a fascinating history when it comes to the USA, and it’s always exciting when you get to visit an authentic and original part of that history! The Prairie Homestead is one of those places!
Dating all the way back to 1909, it’s actually an original sod home that once belonged to a couple called Mr and Mrs Brown. It’s typical of what the outbuildings and homes that the pioneers built would have been like. So get ready to step back in time!
This particular Prairie Homestead, is also in fact one of the last remaining original sod homes that is still intact today. Of course, the homes played an important part in the lives of the pioneers, and the pioneers played an important part in the Great Plains settling, so you can see how important these dwellings are today!
Mr. and Mrs Brown were like most of the pioneers. They came out to the look for land where they could find and live their dreams. It’s a great place for kids because they can really use their imagination as to what these people would have been like, and felt as they searched for their future.
Did you know that the living conditions in the early 1900s, weren’t very different to the conditions that the pioneers 200 years earlier endured on the east coast? It’s pretty amazing when you think about it! But, pioneers were strong people, and they were happy that they had a home. (Lots of lessons for the kids to learn when they visit!)
Enjoy the Prairie Homestead with one of their interpretive walking tours, and even dress in Early Pioneer attire if you want! FUN!
History is ready and waiting for you to experience it!