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1879 Pioneer Home

Ludwig Deckert built this home in 1879. The lumber was hauled by oxen and wagon from Yankton, 34 miles to the south. The house was moved to the museum site and restored in 1979. Many household items are original furnishings. A unique feature of this interesting home is the Russian oven and heating system built in the center of the house.

interior of home The unique “Russion oven” system in the home is centered around a large fire-box that provides central heat for the house and heat for the baking oven.
interior of home The parlor
interior of home The kitchen

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