Sod House Museum
The Sod House Museum preserves the last remaining sod house that was built by the earliest settlers of European descent in this region of Oklahoma. The museum offers exhibits that demonstrate the materials and methods used by these early pioneers to construct temporary houses along the Southern Great Plains. While most sod houses were abandoned after settlers acquired the means to construct more permanent homes, the sod house built by Marshall McCully is preserved at this museum in Aline, Oklahoma.
Backstory and Context
Marshall McCully built the sod house preserved at this museum. He acquired a certificate of homestead for his land on April 15, 1902. After "improving" the land, a euphemism for creating a house and cultivating fields, McCully received a patent on December 31, 1903. The McCulley family lived in the house until 1904. They constructed a two-story house and continued to use the sod building for storage until 1963 when ownership was turned over to the Oklahoma Historical Society.
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