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Lincoln Log Cabin

By the 20th century, the original Lincoln log cabin no longer existed, and the Lincoln farm had become part of Lincoln City, a bustling railroad town. In 1933 the Lincoln cabin site was excavated. Workmen uncovered the remains of sill logs and hearth stones  and built the stone wall. Later, the bronze fireplace and sill log casting  were placed on the site to outline where the cabin stood. Some of the original hearth stones are now on display in the Memorial Visitor Center which I will feature in another post.

A short distance from the original cabin site stands the replica farm house. The Living Historical Farm is open seasonally, from mid-spring to early fall; it cultivates crops, raises livestock, and uses and displays historic farm implements.


5 responses

  1. It’s amazing how small homes were back then. I guess the big concern was how to keep them warm in winter. I wonder what someone from that time would say if they could see a 5500sq from today?

    November 29, 2011 at 6:34 AM

  2. Magpie

    I was also thinking how small the house really was. How many people lived in that small house? I guess most of their time was spent outside working and keeping the farm going not inside playing Nintendo. 🙂

    November 29, 2011 at 7:55 AM

  3. Fascinating! Years ago, I wanted to build and live in a log cabin, a bit larger though. xxoo 🙂

    November 29, 2011 at 8:58 AM

  4. Oh the history alone reels me in to these old places & they’re always so beautiful! =)

    November 29, 2011 at 9:15 AM

  5. we have an old homestead on the mountain nearby…what is so hard to imagine is how many people fit in such small homes…now we have to have 1000s of square feet per person….

    November 29, 2011 at 4:43 PM