Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday Stories: Lost Heritage

This is a little different subject for the Sunday Stories. Some great history here, but sadly, much of our heritage is lost, or in danger of being lost.
 A friend recently posted a video of a Nebraska Heritage program dating back from 1962 of the historic Haumont Sod House in Custer County, Nebraska. A Google search doesn`t show any recent information about this amazing house. I fear that since 1962, when it was already in pretty dilapidated shape, it might have deteriorated into nothingness. Here is the video on Nebraska Studies.

Here is also a link to the history of building a sod house.

The rootsweb listing for Louis Haumont.

It looks as if the sod house might have been added to the National Register of Historic Places, but little information is contained in the listing.

There is also a photo of the Haumont house in the Historic Buildings survey of Custer County.

Is it gone now? Probably. Very sad loss of our heritage.

Below is a wonderful old home that can be found on private property north of Sutherland. It looks to be in much the same condition the sod house was in back in 1962. If I had a million dollars, I would go around restoring wonderful old homes like this.



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