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Sod Houses

Sod houses are an almost vanished part of America's past. Yet in Nebraska and some other states a century ago they were very common. Sod houses were built, as the name suggests, from sod - the top, grassy layer of the ground. The ground of the Nebraska plains was particularly suitable for this, because it was held together by the thick wiry roots of the grass that grows there.

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