Humor and Nostalgia

Take a walk down memory lane with stories about the past. Enjoy stories about the american dream, the great depression, one-room schools, outhouses, and much more.

Early Church Services in Baileyville, Kansas

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Young boy takes it upon himself to secure a Bible for homestead church service in Baileyville, Kansas.

Fourth of July on Homestead Logging Roads

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Fourth of July in a sawmill town.

Homesteading in the Shadow of the Famous Miller Brothers

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Oklahoma homesteaders in 1899 settled right next to the famous Miller brothers.

Husking Bee During the Homesteading Era

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A husking bee was a seasonal event that folks turned into a big deal during the homestead days.


Fourth of July Celebration in Nebraska Homestead Days

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Considering a Fourth of July celebration in McPherson County, Nebraska, some things never change.

Homestead Dating Competition in Rooks County, Kansas

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Two young bachelors devise a plan in Rooks County, Kansas.

Debates Held at Homestead Gatherings

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Homestead gatherings sometimes involved which livestock animal or kitchen tool was the most useful.

Wedding Traditions on a Nebraska Homestead

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In frontier settlement days, wedding traditions included sending out wedding invitations in unusual fashion.