Stone cellars and dugouts of Kansas

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by DKR, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe tons of very well done photos

    The mystery of 1800s Kansas stone cellars: Were they also homes?

    Very interesting piece provides context for the cellars found in the 'Flint Hill' region of Kansas. Many homesteaders built rock 'dugouts' or cellars before having the ability to build an above ground home.

    Of interest is just how the arched roofs were completed without scaffolding.

    Set in Stone: Stone Cellars | Republic County Kansas Economic Development

    Last edited: Aug 21, 2017
  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Amazing that they theorize that masons laid the stones upon a dirt mound then dug the interior out to produce the cave home.
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  3. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    I have people in the border counties between KS and MO. It is instructive to look at the population shifts over time in the very rural areas of KS and parts of NE.

    Folks today have no clue, none, on the 'hardscrabble' life many early immigrants lived.
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  4. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

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  5. sarawolf

    sarawolf Monkey+++

    What a great family history DKR.
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