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This sepia colored photograph shows a group of students and their teacher standing in front of the District #9 sod schoolhouse in Thomas County, Kansas. The use of sod to build homes and schools was common on the Kansas prairie due to the lack of wood and other natural resources available.
Item Number: 214637
Call Number: FK2.T1.76 *5
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 214637
Built Environment - Areas of Significance - Education
Built Environment - Function - Education - School - Rural Country School
Built Environment - Materials - Earth - Sod
Collections - Photograph
Date - 1890s
Education - Rural
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
People - Children
Places - Counties - Thomas
Type of Material - Photographs