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The Homestead Act Went Into Effect


John Bakken sod house

Many homesteaders built themselves sod houses, like this one, until the railroads brought in more lumber and house-building supplies

CREDIT: McCarthy, John, photographer. “John Bakken Sod House, Milton, North Dakota,” Ca. 1895. North Dakota State University Institute for Regional Studies. Reproduction Number 120mm-0144 copy neg. 2028.061.

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