Thursday, January 29, 2015

Massive Logs



Today's picture shows an Old Timers cabin made from some pretty massive logs. I guess you build with what you have, and this guy had big logs. The cabin was near Lake Itasca in Minnesota.

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  1. I think if I had that big of log to use, I would have made it a lot bigger cabin. He lost so much room the massive logs.
    It would not take much more effort to cut those logs longer.
    But that is just my way of thinking.

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  2. That looks typical of the styles used by the Civilian Conservation Corps ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civilian_Conservation_Corps )
    So, not the work of some superhuman backwoods man.

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    1. That was my first thought - CCC. (We need to reestablish that organization, IMHO.)

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  3. Went to Lake Itasca last June on a motorcycle trip to see the headwaters of the Mississippi...beautiful country up there, it truly is the land of 1000 lakes...

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  4. Wow, those are some mighty Lincoln Logs! It must have been tricky working with such heavy logs. This structure looks like it could withstand just about anything...except termites. ; )
    -Anne K.

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  5. I still have a photo of a cousin and me stepping across the headwaters of the Mississippi in the 1950s. Minnesota was a convenient vacation spot for our Iowa family, but I don't remember seeing this!

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  6. I'v never seen anything like that log cabin , not even in a magazine
    It would be fabulous to see in person

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  7. I'v never seen anything like that log cabin , not even in a magazine
    It would be fabulous to see in person

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