Homes in the Heartland: Balloon Frame Farmhouses of the Upper Midwest, 1850-1920

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University Press of Kansas, 1992 - Balloon framing - 296 pages
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"Captured in these houses is a wealth of information on life in the farmlands and rural communities of the Upper Midwest. Beautifully written". -- Wisconsin Magazine of History. "An engrossing account of a fundamental episode in American history, the early settlement of the prairie. In many ways the balloon frame stands as a metaphor for that episode". -- New York Times Book Review.

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Settlement and Shelter
What Makes a House a Home?

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Peterson is a professor of art history at the University of Minnesota, Morris.

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