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Preserving the Past to Endow the Future  


The one-room log cabin on the grounds of the Jack Thomas House was erected by Burl St. Clair and others. The logs came from the Simeon Buchanan two-story log house, which was on Mr. St. Clair's property, near Falls of Rough. The original log house had two stories, with two rooms downstairs and two rooms upstairs. There was a chimney at either end of the house. Due to the bad condition of many of the logs, Mr. St. Clair decided it would be best just to salvage the best logs and one chimney, and construct a one-room log house to give the schoolchildren in the area, as well as the public, an opportunity to experience what it would have been like to have lived in one.

Buchanan Log Cabin

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