Sod Walls

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J&L Lee Company, 1991 - Fiction - 208 pages
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On the vast, treeless expanse of the 19th-century American midwest, pioneers built their homes of a material that came readily to hand--"prairie marble." This book chronicles a uniquesly American architectural form, the sod house. The definitive work on the subject, it covers site selection, sod cutting, interior design, roof constuction, windows, doors and more.

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User Review  - MerryMary - LibraryThing

An excellent study of the history and construction of sod houses, mostly in Custer County, Nebraska. The descriptions and explanations are clear and easy to read. The anecdotes are interesting and often amusing. Welsch made copious use of Solomon Butcher's period photographs. Read full review


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Roger Welsch abandoned a career as professor of folklore at the University of Nebraska and began studying Great Plains folklore at the source.

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