Dowes Sod House Poem

Dowse Sod House Index

Poem – Location – Story – Timeline – Work Cited – Map

Douglas Grove after Edward Douglas

Owned by William and Florence Dowse

Windmill was taken by a tornado

Soddy withheld a tornado

Eliza Dowse, William’s sister

Swallows nested in the sod house

Out on the open prairie

Dependent on the earth

Had five sons born and raised at house

Open prairies where the Dowses lived

Used a dugout to start the sod house

Steady life style

Edible roots where sod house was