Saturday, July 2, 2011

Garage....or maybe more?

 On the sidebar of this very blog you see picture of the both the barn and the house.  We know the barn was built in 1889 and our we fairly certain the house was built in 1903.  To me this time differential doesn't make sense.  Why would the homesteaders build the barn 14 years before the house?  That seems backward.

The answer might be right under our noses: the garage.  Old hardwood floors, a cellar door, and chimney.  This was likely the homesteaders original one-room house.  Wood was, as it is now, expensive and Nebraska in 1889 was not covered with trees so they had to save up and wait to build the house we live in now.  Cool, huh?

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