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

By Karl Terry

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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