"By this time most of the sod houses and barns had been
replaced by frame buildings, and such luxuries as buggies and
driving horses became common.... Year by year wild ducks and
geese became scarcer, the storms became fewer and less severe
and the Northern Lights less mysterious."
"Over time, Jewish farmers joined an urban migration, using
their hard-won land to finance further dreams in larger Jewish
communities where their children might attend religious schools
and marry within the faith."
University of Calgary