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What were sod houses like and why?

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Sod HOuses were made out of... -mud -rocks -dirt -sticks/twigs Usually sod houses had a lot of unwanted visitors (bugs) If you look below go on the web site provided and you will find images of a sod house. htpp://specialcollections.wichita.edu/collections/ms/95-20/sh-Roof_Sod2.html

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