"We finally arrived at the homestead. We set our
stove in the yard by a tree and lived in the shanty until our new log
house was completed. The shanty was covered with seven loads of hay to
make it warm inside and a quilt was hung over the door. Here we lived
for two months, suffering at times from rain penetrating."
John A. Jones. 1914.
John A. Jones in Old Rail Fence Corners : The A.B.C.'s of Minnesota History: Authentic Incidents (Austin, Minnesota, 1914).