Monday, May 18, 2015
Typical Homestead –
when James Johnson and others first settled in what is now Minot his home was very crude by today’s standards. The home was constructed by hand with materials furnished by Mother Nature and easily found in the area. Logs were cut from trees found along the banks of the Mouse River. A thatched roof was added to keep out the weather elements. The home was usually a one room building with a sod floor. Larger homes were built to also house up to as many as six horses inside the structure. This also helped for warmth in the winter.