Daily Archives: June 8, 2019

Hoglund Dugout

Located west of Lindsborg, KS is the Hoglund Dugout.

Gustaf Hoglund and Maria Olsen were married in 1871.  Living in the dugout they homesteaded 80 acres.  They built a small shanty around the dugout, where they lived until 1880.  At that time they built a large 2 story 5 bedroom, as their family had grown to 8 children.  The home was built to the east of the dugout, which then served as a root cellar.  The children never married or moved from the farm.  The youngest child, Alma died in 1975.

 

The dugout was filled with water due to the all the rains and flooding.  I’ll return to the dugout when it dries out as I’d like to see all the rock work and how deep it is.  The dugout is only a couple miles from Coronado Heights, which is closed due to erosion and the only road being washed out.  Miss going there as it’s so beautiful this time of year with all the yucca, spiderwort and butterfly milkweed.