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Log Cabin Day

Date When Celebrated  : This holiday is always observed on June 28

Log Cabin Day brings you back to a quieter, simpler, more rugged era. A couple hundred years ago, life was far more rugged. Americans moving West (west at the time may have been Ohio, or Tennessee) found an untouched wilderness, filled with pristine forests. They built their homes out of logs from the plentiful and majestic forests. These log cabins were solid, long lasting, and served them well.

Life was rustic and simple. Heat was provided by an open fireplace, where they also cooked their meals. Need air conditioning in the summer? Just open the window (there wasn't any glass or screening). There was no electricity (no television, stereos or boom boxes blasting, or computers). And, plumbing? Just look back towards the woods to the outhouse. The path to it is well worn.

Log Cabin Day celebrates what was then the "Modern" home in America, and all of the lifestyle that accompanied it. Today is a day to appreciate the history and significance of log cabins. Visit them at historical museums today, or sometime this summer.

 

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Seven early U.S. Presidents were born in log cabins. They are: 

  • Andrew Jackson
  • Zachary Taylor
  • Millard Fillmore
  • James Buchanan
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • James Garfield

 


The History and Origin of Log Cabin Day:

The Log Cabin Society, founded by Virginia Handy, and the Bad Axe Historical Society,  in Michigan created the annual Log Cabin Day on June 25, 1986. Their objectives included promoting the preservation of Log Cabins, and awareness and education of life during the era in America when log cabins were common.



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