Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

Narrow your results

Sod (180)

1854-1860 (1)
1861-1869 (4)
1870s (22)
1880s (47)
1890s (96)
1900s (90)
1910s (72)
1920s (67)
1930s (40)
1940s (13)
1950s (8)
1960s (6)
1970s (1)

-

Log In

Username:

Password:

After login, go to:

Register
Forgot Username?
Forgot Password?

Browse Users
Contact us

-

Martha Farnsworth

-

Podcast Archive

Governor Mike Hayden Interview
Details
Listen Now
Subscribe - iTunesSubscribe - RSS

More podcasts

-

Popular Item

undated 1977 (Box 49, Folder 4)

-

Random Item

Omar Hawkins photograph collection Omar Hawkins photograph collection

-

Site Statistics

Total images: 597,320
Bookbag items: 35,876
Registered users: 10,936

-

About

Kansas Memory has been created by the Kansas State Historical Society to share its historical collections via the Internet. Read more.

-

Syndication

Matching items: 201

Category Filters

Built Environment - Materials - Earth

Search within these results


       

Search Tips

Start Over | RSS Feed RSS Feed

View: Image Only | Title Only | Detailed
Sort by: TitleSort by Title, Ascending | Date | Creator | Newest

Showing 1 - 25 of 201 (results per page: 10 | 25 | 50)
Next Page >


A boy on horseback, Greeley County, Kansas

A boy on horseback, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1930
A boy sits on a horse in front of a sod building, Greeley County, Kansas.


Abraham Pratt dugout, south bank of Solomon River near Studley, Sheridan County, Kansas

Abraham Pratt dugout, south bank of Solomon River near Studley, Sheridan County, Kansas
Date: 1889
A view of Abraham Pratt's dugout along the south bank of the Solomon River south east of the depot in Studley, Sheridan County, Kansas. Pratt, his sons and several other men lived here when they first came to Sheridan County from Yorkshire, England prior to 1885.


Address before the Old Settler's Reunion, Lincoln, Kansas

Address before the Old Settler's Reunion, Lincoln, Kansas
Creator: Stanley, Arthur Jehu, 1874-1967
Date: September 17, 1915
An address given by Arthur Stanley before the Old Settler's Reunion in Lincoln, Kansas. Stanley recounts life in Lincoln, of living in a dugout, the fear of prairie fires, prairie schooners passing through, the naming and meaning of places in Lincoln, and many other stories of the county and prairie life in general.


A family in front of their sod house, Thomas County, Kansas

A family in front of their sod house, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: 1885
A Thomas County, Kansas family and their dog pose in front of their sod home and outbuilding. The family is unidentified.


A family poses in front of their sod house, Thomas County, Kansas

A family poses in front of their sod house, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: 1895
A Thomas County, Kansas family poses with their cattle, dogs, and buckets outside their sod home. The family is not identified.


Anderson sod house, Logan County, Kansas

Anderson sod house, Logan County, Kansas
Date: Between 1885 and 1890
This photograph shows three men with musical instruments and one man with a rifle on the roof of the Anderson sod house in Logan County, Kansas. Isabel, Matilda and Pete are posed in front of the house.


A sod house in eastern Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory

A sod house in eastern Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory
Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: 1897
This is a view of a sod house in the eastern portion of Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory. In the foreground, a woman is pouring water into a livestock trough and there is a boy on a horse.


August Holfman's sod house, Greeley County, Kansas

August Holfman's sod house, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
August Holfman stands in from of his sod home northeast of Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas.


Band posed in front of a sod hotel, Beeler, Kansas

Band posed in front of a sod hotel, Beeler, Kansas
Date: Between January 01, 1880 and December 31, 1890
This sod house consisted of five rooms and was not finished at the time this photo was taken. A half way house where stage coaches stopped to change horses, passengers and receive meals. The stage coach went from Topeka to Denver.


Boston Corbett's dugout in Cloud County, Kansas

Boston Corbett's dugout in Cloud County, Kansas
Date: Between 1878 and 1889
This black and white photograph shows a sketch of Boston Corbett's dugout in Cloud County, Kansas.


Buffalo hunter's home, Sheridan, Kansas

Buffalo hunter's home, Sheridan, Kansas
Creator: Benecke, R.
Date: 1870
This is a photograph of a buffalo hunter's home on the Kansas Pacific Railway, Sheridan, Kansas. It is part of Benecke's series "On The Kansas Pacific Railway."


Burrell soddy, Ness County, Kansas

Burrell soddy, Ness County, Kansas
Date: Between 1886 and 1887
This photograph shows Frank, Henry and Otis Burrell with their dogs in front of the Burrell homestead in Ness County, Kansas. The sod house was located in northern Ness County and was built by Warren Burrell across the corner of three quarters of land.


Buzzard Roost schoolhouse, Jennings, Kansas

Buzzard Roost schoolhouse, Jennings, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1899
This black and white postcard shows students standing in front of the Buzzard Roost sod schoolhouse near Jennings, Kansas.


C.E. McGuire residence and farmstead, Thomas County, Kansas

C.E. McGuire residence and farmstead, Thomas County, Kansas
Date: 1908
The C.E. McGuire family poses in front of their sod house 8 1/4 miles southwest of Colby, Thomas County, Kansas.


Charley Davis' family and home possibly in Haskell County, Kansas

Charley Davis' family and home possibly in Haskell County, Kansas
Date: July 16, 1905
This is a photograph of Charley Davis with his family and their sod house possibly in Haskell County, Kansas. A windmill and out buildings are visible in the background.


Charley Davis home and farm in Haskell County, Kansas

Charley Davis home and farm in Haskell County, Kansas
Date: 1919
This postcard shows a house, out buildings, and cattle owned by Charley Davis in Haskell County, Kansas.


Commanding Officers' Quarters, Fort Dodge, Kansas

Commanding Officers' Quarters, Fort Dodge, Kansas
Date: June 1869
This illustration, from Harper's New Monthly Magazine, shows the first Commanding Officers' Quarters at Fort Dodge, Kansas. The military fort was established in 1865 by Captain Henry Pierce, a member of the 11th Kansas, to protect the United States mail and emigrant wagon trains on the Santa Fe Trail. The facility was located on the left bank of the Arkansas River on the "Long Route" of the Santa Fe Trail a few miles southeast of present day Dodge City, Kansas.


Construction of sod houses

Construction of sod houses
Date: 1932
This collection consists of correspondence, plans, and specifications on the construction of sod houses. In 1932, the Kansas State Historical Society put out a call for information about and instructions on constructing a sod house, in order to create one in the museum when it was located at the Memorial Building in Topeka. The collection includes all correspondence received from this request, handwritten and typed reminiscences from around the country from men who built and lived in sod houses, as well as some of the standardized responses sent by the Society's secretary.


Dugout, Greeley County, Kansas

Dugout, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
An unidentified dugout, Greeley County, Kansas.


Dugout, Norton County, Kansas

Dugout, Norton County, Kansas
Date: Between 1880 and 1890
This photograph shows a family posed in front of their dugout in Norton County, Kansas. The dugout appears to have some sod walls.


Dugout, Osborne County, Kansas

Dugout, Osborne County, Kansas
Date: Between 1870s and 1880s
This stereograph shows three men and a dog standing before a stoned front dugout in Osborne, Kansas.


Dugout, Riley County, Kansas

Dugout, Riley County, Kansas
Date: Between 1870s and 1880s
This black and white photograph shows a family gathered in front of a dugout located somewhere between Manhattan, Kansas, and Wabaunsee, Kansas. Dugouts such as this one were common dwellings on the plains of Kansas due to the lack of wood and other natural resources.


Dugout, Sheridan County, Kansas

Dugout, Sheridan County, Kansas
Date: 1889
A bachelor's dugout, located south of the Solomon River near Studley, Sheridan County, Kansas. This dugout was used by Abraham, John Fenton, and Tom Pratt; their half-brother James Kirk; and Charlie and Jim Foster when the men first arrived in Sheridan County from Yorkshire, England, prior to 1885.


Dugout belonging to Luther Kreigh, Stanton County, Kansas

Dugout belonging to Luther Kreigh, Stanton County, Kansas
Date: Between 1960 and 1965
This dugout was located on the homestead of Luther Kreigh, on the west side of present-day Highway 27, seven miles north of Johnson City, Stanton County, Kansas. Luther Kreigh ran the stage line and mail hack between Syracuse and Richfield and this dugout served as a stage stop on that line. The stage changed teams here and a post office located in the building was called on the maps "Liverpool."


Dugout constructed on Lester Gunlock's claim, Greeley County, Kansas

Dugout constructed on Lester Gunlock's claim, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
A man poses with a team of horses beside the dugout erected on the land claim of Lester Gunlock, Greeley County, Kansas. A frame outbuilding, a flock of chickens, a bicycle and the family dog are also included in the picture.


Showing 1 - 25
Next Page >

Copyright © 2007-2019 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.