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  •  The plains residents developed (5+ / 0-)

    a mini shelter for homes that had no basement. It was just a door with maybe a foot of rise from the base to the top at the house foundation. Raise the door and there were a few stairs to the bottom next to the house foundation.
    Derived from root cellars that had a similar door but actually went to an area under the house that could be used for storing potatoes and other root crops.

    Not much room for more than a few people - smaller kids helped. Since the storms generally pass through fairly quickly, they were tolerable.

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Fri Mar 23, 2012 at 10:11:14 PM PDT

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