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Friday, October 19, 2007

The Sandhills

My sisters and I recently returned from our trip to the Great Plains. We wanted to see for ourselves the places where our ancestors had lived and died, to get a feel for what it must have been like living in the sandhills. Although we could stand in those places and imagine, we can never know what their lives must have been like as homesteaders living in a sod house in the middle of nowhere in the 1880s. I cannot imagine the hardships they endured. I do know they were strong and determined people!

Photo: Detail of Conestoga wagon - Scottsbluff NE.

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