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The Prairie Homestead was built in1909. Its design and structure is actually typical of the homes and sheds that were built by pioneers. In the early 1900?s, the living conditions of the homesteaders were the same as the ones in the Eastern United States*during the mid-1800's.

The homestead is one of the last areas in the state that were homesteaded and evidences of its homestead heritage are beginning to vanish. Nearly everything is gone. Either they are melted away by the prairie rains or they are caved in and returned to the ground from which they came.

This Prairie Homestead was built by Mr.* & Mrs. Ed Brown in 1909. The couple were one of the early pioneers who came to the West to look for land until they saw this 160-acre site.

Today, it now serves as a historical site that teaches the history of the area to visitors of all ages.* It is a privately owned family attraction*that features a history room, a self-guided cell phone walking tour of the sod home, outhouse, cave, chicken coop and barn. Some of the original furnishings and machinery are still displayed.
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City: Philip
County: Haakon
Address: 21070 SD Highway
Zip: 57567
Phone Number: (605) 433-5400
Category: Museum
Website: Prairie Homestead
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