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Oldtown in Forsyth County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bake Oven 1753

(reconstructed)

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. Bake Oven 1753 Marker
Inscription. The Brothers, tired of eating unleavened "journey cakes" (johnnycakes), began building an oven to bake bread almost immediately upon arrival. Although once found throughout the thirteen colonies, no original oven currently exists; however, there is a photograph taken in the early 20th century of one that was in the nearby Moravian community of Friedland. This interpretive reconstruction is made of wattle and daub (interwoven sticks covered with clay and straw) and is of Scandinavian design.

"We began to build a bake-oven, so we might again have bread, of which we have had little lately."
Bethabara Diary, November 19, 1753
 
Erected by Historic Bethabara Park.
 
Location. 36° 9.37′ N, 80° 18′ W. Marker is in Oldtown, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker can be reached from Bethabara Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in Historic Bethabara Park. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Store House, Shed and Lodging For Strangers 1754 (here, next to this marker); Hans Wagner Cabin 1752 (a few steps from this marker); Wash House 1754
Bake Oven 1753 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. Bake Oven 1753 Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Dwelling House/Cow House 1754 (a few steps from this marker); Tavern Well 1763 (a few steps from this marker); Sleeping Hall 1754 (a few steps from this marker); Bethabara Tavern 1757 (within shouting distance of this marker); First Village (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oldtown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Bake Oven 1753 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
3. Bake Oven 1753 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 14, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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