- Sod Home
- A man stands in the doorway of a sod home on his farmstead
- Sketch of first schoolhouse
- Immigrants Flock to Iowa
- Come to Iowa
- Immigrant Transportation
- Pioneers Travel in Groups
- Early Travelers Face Danger
- Pioneers Leave Civilization
- Sod Houses
- Interior of Settler Cabins
- Pioneer Children
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For the pioneer child life on the frontier was hard and lonely. Families were isolated and most children had no opportunity to make friends or play with people their own age. Boys worked with their fathers in the field: gaining experience behind the plow, chopping fire wood, harvesting crops and generally doing a man’s work.
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Girls learned very quickly to do the work of women: cooking, sewing and caring for the younger children.
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