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Photos from: South of the Border: "Agnethe Forseth: a homesteader's letters from Grandview"




Both Agnethe Forseth and her son, Sigurd, filed for a homestead in the Grandview area. Relatives say this is the site where Agnethe first built a small house, "able to creep in to," to establish she was living on her claim. She notes in a later letter that she "added a kitchen" and some bushes and trees to the yard. In 1914 she met the requirements to "prove up" the land.



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