Blue Rapids in Marshall County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Historic Holm Cabin
This log cabin was built by Swedish emigrants Frank and Augusta Sjoholm in the mid 1870's on their farm eight miles southeast of Blue Rapids. Hewn logs of oak were used in the 12 X 26 foot cabin. The lengthwise logs were spliced by being shaped to a point and "veed" into the next log and pinned with wooden pegs. The door frames are walnut. Originally the cabin had two rooms and a loft, which was used for sleeping. Six of the family's eight children were born in the cabin. The Sjoholms changed their name to Holm because people had difficulty pronouncing the Swedish name. Descendants of the family still live in Marshall County. The cabin was moved into Blue Rapids in 1996 and is a historic preservation project sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.
Donated by: Ronald Merrill
Erected by Sunflower Sign Company.
Location. 39° 40.87′ N, 96° 39.571′ W. Marker is in Blue Rapids, Kansas, in Marshall County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Smyth Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Click for map. Marker and house are on the south side of the Public Square. Marker is in this post office area: Blue Rapids KS 66411, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Oldest Rocks in Kansas (within shouting distance of this marker); Gigantic Glaciers (within shouting distance of this marker); Ice Age (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Blue Rapids Public Library (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blue Rapids Station Bell (about 700 feet away); Oldest Roundabout in Kansas (about 800 feet away); Historical Baseball Game (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blue Rapids.
Also see . . .
1. Marshall County in Cutler's History (1883). (Submitted on November 15, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Blue Rapids Museum on Facebook. (Submitted on November 15, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.