Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Old Farmhouse circa 1915


She's a grand old farmhouse resting atop a slight hill~ built with lumber that was transported by train from the east coast. Imagine one of the 1st farm homes in our area, the prairie, with electricity and a bathroom, complete with claw foot tub. How wonderful was that.

Pete's dad told him this house cost a little over $6000.00 dollars in 1915 to build. These folks almost lost everything, the land and livestock, they had a good banker. There only son died of a pneumonia as a young man, this is why Pete's father was able to purchase the farm place.

Remembered another story~ a plague struck just after the turn of the century, many people died, they were buried immediately to help control the disease. In the deed records you can read the history of the land, purchased from the railroad. 2 children are buried in the large grove of trees on the east of the house. Neighbors to the northwest of us have children buried in there barn. Life was harsh on the prairie.

Enough of my ramblings~

5 comments:

SunshineandRavioli said...

HI there!
See I told you- it's not so hard. You've got a great start...would love to someday live in an old farmhouse like yours...

Looking forward to reading more....

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Steph

Kathi said...

very pretty Tanya...reminds me of the old farmhomes here, would love to live in one! I can feel the grass under my feet and the cool shade from the trees...
great start :)
Kath

Arena Josephina said...

Tanya, Can I move in?? Looks like you have plenty of room!! Tee hee.
I absolutely LOVE your old farmhouse, It's so great to know the history of your home and know that your hubby grew up there. It looks like a picture in an old Romance Story. Oh, I just want to come on down and move in. I'd be quiet. LOL.

Lizbeth King - Persimmon Possum Designs said...

boooooooootiful. I love it... Your house is Americana at its best. I'll be there to visit one of these days. Just you wait & see! :)

Judy said...

Hello my friend!!!
Its been a long time! What a wonderful start to a wonderful blog! You have an absolute beautiful home and love reading the stories about the home and Pete! Keep up the great work! I'll be back!!
Many Blessings~Judy