How To Build A Log Cabin
THE log cabin marks the beginning of American architecture. It was the log house that sheltered the Pilgrims from the weather, and it was this same style of structure in which Abraham Lincoln and many other of our statesmen were born. In the first cabins the window openings were covered with oiled paper, as there was no glass in the country until some years later, when it was brought over from England.
Although the cabin went out of use as a dwelling very rapidly when saw mills came into existence, it is still to be found in the timber regions and mountains. Certainly a better forest home could not be wished for.