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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday

I did a mosaic of this house a couple of months back, and got curious to find out more about this house. So this is what I found out.

This home was built in in 1880 and took 8 years to complete. In it's day, it had 14 rooms, all of which were large. The family that built it had 14 children, but 6 of them were grown and never lived in the home. It was very common in that time for Indians to come to the home and ask for food. The owners wife was continually baking bread, and when the Indians got the "whiff" of it, they would show up and take all that she had. In those days, they had to travel by wagon to Nebraska for flour, so it was a rather precious commodity. This house is located 3 miles from me, and MY house is 25 miles more/less to Nebraska. That was a long trip by wagon for flour! I'll have more information on another post, later on! Look at the awesome detail UNDER the eves of this house! Amazing!

Be sure and visit the other Outdoor Wednesday participants - there are a BUNCH today.


  1. Interesting information. I always enjoy my visits here. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I was interested in knowing more about the house and am so glad you followed up on it. Looking forward to your next post about it.

    ~ Tracy

  3. I am so happy you were able to find something out about the house. So many times I see old houses and wonder what the story is.

  4. How neat to have found out some history on the place. I bet she was a beauty back in her day :).

  5. Thanks for sharing the story about the house.

  6. History tagged to the photograph is a great touch. Excellent job!
    Joyce M

  7. I love this story. Hope you share more as you find it.

  8. I love historic buildings. They always have a wonderful story! Joan
    Please come visit my blog for garden plates giveaway!

  9. What an interesting post, Sandi - and your header is gorgeous! Sorry to be so late in visiting you for Outdoor Wednesday. Have a great weekend...Kathy


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