Log Cabin Day
People built homes from strong logs in the early days. Log Cabins could withstand the test of time because they were well-constructed and carefully nailed together.
Although you would have to replace the roof every now and again, there was no other way. They were very popular during the American frontier period of American migration west. Seven of America’s Presidents were born there.
Log Cabin Day commemorates the Log Cabin’s history and honors its humblest of homes.
Log Cabin Day was created by the Log Cabin Society in collaboration with the Bad Axe Historical Society. Every year, people volunteer to preserve log cabins in order to ensure that they are preserved for the future.
Log Cabin is so important in American History and the idea of humility that the Whigs (American Colonists who supported American Revolution) used it as the symbol for William Henry Harrison’s campaign to show that they were simple men of the people.
Log Cabins date back much further than the America’s. Log Cabins were a common habitation option wherever there was tall, sturdy timbers. Trondheim’s Wood Museum displays fourteen log cabins in all.
In a wide variety of styles, log cabins were found all across Europe’s northern reaches. Sometimes, the exterior was even flattened so that siding could fit. Sometimes, the interior received the same treatment to allow for plaster, lath or wallpaper. Log Cabins can be used for so many purposes that they are still loved as a form of home.
You can rent log cabins for a weekend or longer if you live close to one. You can also find homes that look exactly like log cabins in the USA. If you ever wanted to experience what it would be like to live there, you should check out a modern-day Log Cabin.
Log Cabins are warm and welcoming, and they’re naturally insulated against heat or cold. Log Cabin Day is a day to honor these incredible parts of American History as well as the amazing homes they have been throughout history.
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