Christina and I were amazed by the size of houses as Karen showed us around the area. She explained that the farmhouse addition is common. The original house became too small as the family grew, so an addition was built onto the back. In time that became a third addition, then fourth and so on.
It's so different here in the wide open, disposable land West where properties were abandoned and people moved on. We were impressed by how well these houses have withstood the elements and time. The West wasn't even a mote in their father's eye.