Chapter 10: Sodbusters

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Sodbusters

During the late 1800s, Minnesota’s landscape changed in major ways. Settlers “busted the sod,” or prepped the land for farming. Meanwhile, railroads appeared quickly, changing the way people lived and worked. Read about one family, who came to south­western Minnesota, built a farm, and lived through these and other changes.

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Little Habitats on the Prairies

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James J. Hill House

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Oliver H. Kelley Farm

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Forests, Fields, and the Falls

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Forests, Fields, and the Falls
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