The Eastern New Mexico News - Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

By Karl Terry
Columnist 

Prairie dugouts weren't pretty, but got job done

 

November 19, 2017



Frontier prairie architecture wasn’t too elegant but it was extremely functional.

As I ushered a group of mostly neophyte plainsmen into a replica half-dugout dwelling this week, it was easy for folks to imagine why they wouldn’t want to live...



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