Baca County History

by the Plainsman Herald

Tag: South Horse Creek

  • Granddad’s Adobe House: by George Chatham

    By George Chatham Since lumber wasn’t readily available to the homesteaders, most homes were made of sod or adobe blocks. Sod was created by using a knife sled apparatus pulled behind a horse or team of horses which cut about an 18” wide by 3” or 4” thick slab of buffalo grass sod. Uncle Elder’s…