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.

Simple Pleasures on a South Dakota Homestead

CAPPER’s Staff

A German Mennonite settles on a South Dakota homestead.

Rodeo Fair on a Western Colorado Homestead

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Former homesteader recalls a county fair and rodeo on a western Colorado homestead.

The Mystic Medicine Show on the Homestead

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Medicine show included an old post World War I song long since forgotten.

Baby Swap on the Homestead Near Marysville, Kansas

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Three young men play a joke on homesteaders at a dance with their own version of the baby swap.


Early Church Services in Baileyville, Kansas

CAPPER’s Staff

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.

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