Sod and Stubble book comes to life in film

 

January 4, 2024

A nonfictional book, Sod and Stubble, written more than 90 years ago about a local family's pioneer history in Osborne County, Kansas, is being brought to life in a new film. The book was first published in the 1930s by Professor John Ise, telling the true story of his parents, Henry and Rosa Ise, pioneer settlers, on their homestead two miles west and a mile north of the present town of Downs. The Ises would raise their 12 children on their farm.

Professor John Ise, taught at Kansas University, and wanted to write the book so younger students could learn about the early Kansas settlers. T...



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