We love old photos and these fine examples are no exception. So often when we read accounts of the pioneers it can seem removed from our everyday lives. Seeing photographs of how people lived and worked, we can begin to get a sense of what their lives might have been like. From the sod houses to the lack of infrastructure, the Old West way was rugged. And the labor needed just to have some shelter or to simply eat dinner was a constant struggle. You really had to have a lot of fortitude in order to make a life back in the Old West! Check out the incredible historic photographs below.
1. Daily Reporter staff in front of their office, Utah Territory, 1869.