Your Typical Sod Shack? NOT!

In 1910 C.R. Daniels, a prosperous land owner and farmer in the Lethbridge area, build a mansion for his new wife.  This unique 2 ½ story house–6,389 square feet–included seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, an indoor pool and solarium.

He built it with the intention of making life on the prairies more comfortable for his Missouri bride.  The house was located on a property almost 20 acres in size. (One wonders who cut the lawn?)

The Canadian government took advantage of this luxurious home when they were trying to lure prospective immigrants to the West.  They used its picture on their posters and promotional material, calling it “a typical prairie farm house.”

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