Experience Pioneer Life During The Sodbuster Days Event In North Dakota
Have you ever wondered about pioneer life in North Dakota? Before there were the cities, towns, and infrastructure of today in North Dakota, there were eager pioneers settling across the land. They had big dreams of making a life for themselves and their families, and with the vast prairies full of possibilities before them, they began making those dreams a reality. It wasn’t easy – the grasslands were lacking in trees so houses made of wood weren’t very viable. Instead, they used sod blocks made of earth.
Though we are generations away from the “sodbuster days” now, we can still go back in time to the days of the settlers and experience pioneer life through a fun annual event. This state park hosts Sodbuster Days every year, and you won’t want to miss it.
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The Sodbuster Days will take place July 11-12, 2020, at Fort Ransom State Park. The event begins on Saturday at 10:00 AM and concludes at 5:00 PM, then again on Sunday from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Learn more about this event and the park by clicking here.
Though we’ll never be able to truly go back in time and see the lives of the pioneers with our own eyes, we can see them through the lens of a camera. Check out these historic photos of North Dakota from the turn of the century.
Leah moved to North Dakota when she was 12 years old and has traveled from the Red River Valley to the badlands and many places in between. She loves small-town life and currently enjoys living on a small farm in the ND prairie. She's always had a passion for writing and has participated in novel writing challenges such as NaNoWriMo multiple times. Her favorite part about this job is recognizing small businesses that deserve a boost and seeing the positive affect her articles can have on their traffic, especially in rural areas that might have otherwise gone overlooked.
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