Created by Al Capp it did what many strips did back then, masked social commentary with humor.
". . . Dogpatch consisted mostly of hopelessly ramshackle log cabins, "tarnip" fields, pine trees and "hawg" wallows."
Lil Abner was made into several movies, the two most remembered are from 1940 and 1959.
This image is from the 1959 production.
While it was filmed in a sound studio as a musical, the cabin up on the hill is very interesting.
In 1968 Dogpatch USA opened in Ark.
It didn't last many years, and although several have tried to reopen it, it is at this time abandoned.
When building the theme park the developers rebuilt several old log cabins for the park.
These are pictures of them.