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Log cabin needs help
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Rootietoot    Posted 10-23-2002 at 12:29:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am in charge of fixing up the interior of a recently restored dog-trot log cabin, and I need help learning how to do this authentically- what kind of pictures, quilts, furniture, etc. The goods don't have to be old themselves, but in the spirit of 1870's country folk looking to feed themselves and their family. Where can I find such information? I need to document it because it is for a Historical Society and they want me to be able to Prove It.

Geo in MI    Posted 10-24-2002 at 06:57:17       [Reply]  [No Email]

Greenfield Village, Dearborn, MI
Conner Priairie Farm, Noblesville, IN(Just North of Indianapolis
Indianapolis Children's Museum,

All have authentic and restored log cabins

John Ne.    Posted 10-23-2002 at 16:31:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
In the case of a log cabin in that era, don't overdo it. Folks back then didn't have much in the way of personal items, or clothes, maybe one set of portraits on the wall and a needlepoint, probably a religious one. I constantly see photographic portraits, in oval frames, at antique shops, sad to think a family didn't want them. The furniture would of been on the small side. Trestle table, ladder back chairs, wash stand, cookstove, all pretty basic at that point in time. Foxfire would be good for this, but also search on the web for historic photos, there is a government listing of photos, thousands of them. Good luck with your decorating. John in Ne.

Foxfire will help you some    Posted 10-23-2002 at 12:34:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd look into some of the Foxfire series books at your local library. You will receive a wealth of information while doing so. Best of luck to you... and good on ya!

Rootietoot    Posted 10-23-2002 at 13:15:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
OF COURSE! Thank you! My parents have a whole bookshelf full of foxfire books. Duh.

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