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Nebraska Trailblazer #5: Settlers Homes, Checkup


1. List six materials used in building homes in Nebraska and explain how they were obtained or produced.











2. Using the resources of the land, what type of house would you build if you were living in a place with few trees?

3. Using the resources of the land, what type of house would you build if you were living in an area with many trees or along a stream with timber?

4. What was the advantage of a frame house over a sod or log house?


5. What was the advantage of a brick or stone house over a frame house?


6. Where is Arbor Lodge located?

7. Where did lumber for frame houses come from?



8. Where were the first Nebraska bricks made?




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