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Sanford in Midland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Log Cabin

 
 
Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 12, 2020
1. Log Cabin Marker
Inscription.  The log cabin was built about 1879 and was moved to the museum in 1971 from Five Mile Road in Averill. You can still see the faint outlines of the street number by the front door. The Sanford Historical Society purchased the cabin from Byron and Kate Dye with the funds given to the Society after the 1970 Sanford Area Centennial celebration.

The Smith family, who lived in the cabin in the 1920's, originally refurbished the cabin. Buzz Smith, a past member of the Sanford Historical Society, was born in the cabin. There are several relatives of the Smiths still living in the Sanford area.

The cabin went through major repair in 1992, when several logs were replaced and the entire cabin was rechinked inside and out. In 2010 the roof was reshingled and a kitchen addition, similar to one the Smith's used, was added to the back of the cabin. The cabin consists of one bedroom downstairs and two more upstairs (not open for viewing). Wood stoves were used for cooking and heating and the bathroom was an outhouse.
 
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Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
 
Location. 43° 40.561′ N, 84° 23.248′ W. Marker is in Sanford, Michigan, in Midland County. Marker can be reached from Smith Street north of West Saginaw Road, on the right when traveling south. Located at the Sanford Historical Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2222 Smith St, Sanford MI 48657, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lumberman's Bunkhouse (a few steps from this marker); Sanford Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Stump Puller (within shouting distance of this marker); Felix School (within shouting distance of this marker); Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Sanford Centennial Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Clare Bailey Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Agnes Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sanford.
 
Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 12, 2020
2. Log Cabin Marker
Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 12, 2020
3. Log Cabin Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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