In a previous post I suggested that I may have first fallen in love with log cabins during the broadcast of the 'Daniel Boone' TV show,
During the late 50's and well into the 60's we would vacation once a year at Grand Glaze, Lake of the Ozarks and we would stay in some cabins just as you got off of the bridge, I believe it was called Shady Slope.
We always stayed at the same cabin. Some times we would have to spend one night or so in another cabin or building till the one we loved was available.
But some how, we always ended with some time in our favorite.
Probably built around the time the dam was built in the late 30's or early 40's.
It looked right across the main highway (although we were well above it) and out across the lake.
It was a great place with lots of memories.
It is no longer there.
Photo probably by my dad of my brother.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
The Tiblow Cabin. The photograph was probably taken in 1907 or 1908. The cabin was probably torn down in 1910. (The image was submitted by Researcher/Descendant Vickie Wilkins on 9 December 2003.) Click on it to get a real good view.
You can see the floor joists that indicate a half story above.
Look at the log gable ends, rare to find now a days. And the horizontal roof rafters.
Monday, November 4, 2013
It now displays many rebuilt old buildings.
It is also the home to an historical old carousel..
It contains old framed farm homes, log buildings, school house, store fronts and other buildings.
This first big barn is Sellenriek Barn.
If they had been building it as a home, the gaps would be tighter.
Mud was cheap. Could easily be replaced.
If it didn't get wet, it would last for decades. Usually mixed with grass, straw or horse hair to make it bond better.
Note that the dog trot is enclosed.
Although it no longer serves as a breeze way or place to get out of the sun yet be under roof, it now offers additional room inside. A common practice.
Even the poor dog had to work on the farm.
I guess the dog could dog trot on the dog-trot.
The drawing is an Eric Sloane.