Then and Now

While researching the McPherson County (Nebraska) history book for my "Sunday Stories" series on my blog, I came across the scanned photo in this post of the "Sod House on old Fred G. Seifer place." Fred Seifer was my grandfather, and it is this homestead to which we trek on a regular basis to make repairs to the old homesteading cabin.

The photo here is of the barn, that is still standing, that can be seen in the background of the black and white photo.

Please notice the pump jack in the left center of the scanned photo and in the left in the color photo. Still there after all these years! The original photo had to be taken sometime in the 1920's, as that's when my grandparents purchased the homestead from the original homesteaders.
I wish I knew who the people in the photo are.


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