Small Cook stove Only Heat Source
A small cook stove was the only source of heat for pioneer day’s homes. For fuel, they hauled wood from the “Valley”, they dried buffalo or cow ships, and twisted hay and straw, and as a rule the home was either too hot or too cold. It was the duty of the children to turn the “chips” so that it would dry on both sides, and then pick them up in sacks to be taken to the house and stacked. With fuel so precious, no fire was kept at night, so when the below zero weather came, all the food was frozen solid