The Worst Hard Time

The Worst Hard Time


Timothy Egan

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A house on the prairie which was an alternative to a dugout. It was made of prairie grass, which was “stacked like ice blocks of an igloo.” The houses tended to leak.
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Sod House Term Timeline in The Worst Hard Time

The timeline below shows where the term Sod House appears in The Worst Hard Time. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2: No Man's Land
Westward Expansion and the Settlement of the Southern Plains Theme Icon
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Environmental Devastation and the Dust Bowl Theme Icon
...ground with critters crawling around. She also did not want to live in a leaky sod house . (full context)