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Near Philip in Haakon County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Typical Sod House Homesteader

 
 
Typical Sod House Homesteader Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 6, 2011
1. Typical Sod House Homesteader Marker
Inscription. Edgar I. Brown, born in 1854, came here with wife, Alice, and son, Charles, to homestead in the Badlands when he was 55. Their first and only home was a side hill, sod wall, dirt roofed house. About it they built up a humble homestead. Intact today, it is a classic example of the frugal but satisfactory life of the men who built the West. It should interest every American.
 
Location. 43° 49.28′ N, 101° 54.004′ W. Marker is near Philip, South Dakota, in Haakon County. Marker is on South Dakota Route 240 1.3 miles south of Interstate 90, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philip SD 57567, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civilian Conservation Corps Camps (approx. 0.3 miles away); Closer than You Imagined (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Badlands Wall (approx. 2.5 miles away); Cliff Shelf Nature Trail (approx. 5.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Typical Sod House image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 6, 2011
2. Typical Sod House
National Register of Historic Places Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 6, 2011
3. National Register of Historic Places Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 575 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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