Mud Houses in Nebraska

My 2x great grandfather Andrew Robeson (1825-1904) was a homesteader in Nebraska in the 1880s. His first home in Furnas County was probably similar to the above picture. I don’t think I could have lived like that. They were “tougher” in them thar hills.

1 thought on “Mud Houses in Nebraska

  1. Caroline Miller

    I don’t think houses like that were called “mud houses”. They were “soddies” since they were made from sod. The plains had few trees so lumber was not readily available. Soil was.


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