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Homesteader Cabin

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
1. Homesteader Cabin Marker
Inscription.
† † † This cabin was moved here from the George Schreibeis ranch on the Tongue River. Itís made of hand hewn cottonwood logs. As you can see the cabin builder was not a practiced log home builder. He used the materials that were readily available and cost the least, as did most homesteaders. The small paned windows are original and the glass shows the imperfections of the glass of the 1890ís. Nevertheless, the window was expensive and therefore a luxury. Many cabins simply had openings with oiled paper over the openings, to let in light.

† † † Men and women of the homestead era worked from “kin see to canít see”. Living in a cabin such as this meant hauling water for washing and cooking, chopping and splitting wood for heating and cooking, tending a garden and milking a cow. Most of this was done by the women. As one woman wrote of her life, “All I can remember about those days is being tired, no tired woman should be a mother.”
 
Location. 44° 21.216′ N, 106° 41.263′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, Wyoming, in Johnson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of E Hart Street and Interstate 25, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located behind the Bozeman Trail Steak House. Marker is
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By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
2. Homesteader Cabin Marker
at or near this postal address: 675 E Hart Street, Buffalo WY 82834, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. High Side Freight Wagon (within shouting distance of this marker); Big Horn Mountains (within shouting distance of this marker); Bozeman Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Powder River Country (approx. 0.7 miles away); Johnson County Courthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); Johnson County War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Nate Champion's Diary (approx. 0.7 miles away); Homesteading and the Jenkins Family (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Buffalo.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
3. Homesteader Cabin Marker
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By Bill Coughlin, July 23, 2015
4. Homesteader Cabin
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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