Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Soddy

Late last summer, we embarked on an epic road trip that took us on asphalt, gravel and sand roads from Sutherland to Valentine. Only a few miles were spent on highways.

This is the first video from that trip. Unfortunately it has taken a long time to begin editing, but I hope to be adding more in the weeks ahead.

Growing up in rural McPherson County, talk often turned to the dances held at the "Soddy". Unfortunately, no mental images remain for me of the community center. This visit has spurred a desire to share more of the history of the early days of the Sandhills, and I have my McPherson County history book by my side today. I'll be sharing a few homesteader stories in the future.

Thanks for stopping by. The coffee is always on.

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