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Jun 15, 2012 - A Prairie Home

While in North Dakota, we visited the Prairie Home Museum, represented by an original sod house built in 1909. This was the same year Anne's grandparents arrived in Canada to homestead. They, too, built their original house out of sod and Anne's mother used to talk about how hard it was to sweep a dirt floor. It's amazing what our ancestors endured in their quest for a better life.

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Jun 14, 2012 - Herden Family Homestead

Our major purpose for visiting Saskatchewan was to investigate family history. Anne's grandparents, August and Maria Herden, arrived in Canada from Austria/Germany in 1909. After staying for a short time in an hotel in nearby Ambrose, ND, they came to establish a 320 acre homestead on the North Dakota/Saskatchewan border. As true to Little House on the Prairie, their first home was built from sod. Later, they erected a more conventional "stick built" dwelling, but still very modest by today's standards. Crops were hauled by wagon to...

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May 28, 2012 - Entering Saskatchewan, Day 5

AM, Cold and Windy, 43 Degrees 5 PM, 51 Degrees Traveled From Dickinson North Dakota to Oungre, Province of Saskatchewan, 211 Miles 8:25 AM to 5 PM, 8.5 Hours As seems to be the norm, we headed out about 8:30 AM from Dickinson ND in brisk, 43 degree weather. Our hopes of a dry day didn’t last long, as the wind picked up and the drizzles started. Both sides of I-94 are covered with beautiful, gently rolling green hills, and dotted with numerous newly constructed oil wells and makeshift trailer camps of the transient oil workers. It’s...

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