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Welcome to the Cuson Family’s Extreme Homestead Makeover – 1860 Edition!. When we arrived in Oregon, we took our old home - (our covered wagon)…. …and we tore it down. We used a lot of the parts of our wagon help us build our new log home.

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Welcome to the cuson family s extreme homestead makeover 1860 edition

Welcome to the Cuson Family’s Extreme Homestead Makeover – 1860 Edition!



…and we tore it down. (our covered wagon)…


We used a lot of the parts of our wagon help us build our new log home
We used a lot of the parts of our wagon help us build our new log home.

  • To build our log home, we also had to chop down a lot of trees.

  • We made a mixture of mud and put it between the logs. This mud gets hard and helps to keep the cold out.

  • We like log homes better than dug outs because we think they will last longer and we don’t want bugs in our house!


  • Our Homestead is located 10 miles from Oregon City. We chose this site because the land is so beautiful and we wanted to live away from the city.

    Follow this link and zoom in on Oregon City (next to Portland) to see where our new homestead is located:

    http:www.oregon.com/history/oregon_trail_maps.cfm


Parts of our Homestead: this site because the land is so beautiful and we wanted to live away from the city.

  • We built our homestead near a stream so we can have fresh water.

  • We plan on raising cattle to sell for money. We will also use some of the meat from the cattle to feed our family.

  • We built a log barn for our horses and our cattle.


Works cited
Works Cited this site because the land is so beautiful and we wanted to live away from the city.

Ingalls Wilder, L. Little House on the Prairie. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1935.

Kalman, B. Life in the Old West: Homes of the West. New York: Crabtree Publishing Company, 1999.

Peavy, L. and U. Smith. Pioneer Women: The Lives of Women on the Frontier. New York: Smithmark Publishers, 1996.

Websites:

http://abc.go.com/primetime/xtremehome/index?pn=index

http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/images/scenic/ohrp/baker/scenicbaker1.htm

http:www.endofthetrail.org

http://www.gifanimations.com/GA/animation/ImageDisplay/1/2/10

http://www.kidinfo.com/American_History/Pioneers.html

http://www.oregon.com/history/oregon_trail_maps.cfm


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