Bonanza Farms of the Red River Valley

Large tracts of fertile, cheap land led to huge bonanza farms in the late 19th century

The workers’ bunkhouse on the F.A. Bagg farm. The second floor is the dormitory where the men slept. On the first floor are the kitchen, dining hall, rooms for the cooks and a small sitting room. Most accommodations for workers weren’t this elaborate.
Photo by Sam Moore