Monday, December 22, 2008

Log Cabin with Sod Roof

This looks pretty authentic.

Not in use (currently), ha ha, it is located at the Miracle of America Museum in Polson, Montana, five acres of Americana, featuring both indoor and outdoor exhibits. Yes, this is a real sod roof cabin. They don't make 'em like this anymore.

Note how oversized the windows appear to be. I thought it was normal to keep the size of the openings as small as possible, due to the harsh winters up here in the "far north." Perhaps this particular exhibit was "reconstructed" from available materials that were of the appropriate era and age.

I shot over 100 photos during my first visit, before my camera battery went dead. A return trip is certainly in order, as the exhibits number in the thousands...not hundreds...but thousands. (In fact, over 100,000!)

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4 comments:

Mountain Woman said...

I thought the same as you do about the windows being smaller back then. It looks like such an interesting place to visit and I can't wait to see more photos.

Wendy said...

This is a great picture! I love those sod roofs. My grampa was born in a prairie sod hut (no logs, so I guess this one is FANCY compared to what he was born in)!

Thanks for sharing your adventure!

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Tomas Karkalas said...

Thank you for the wonderful photo! My heart was warmed while viewing it and I have questioned myself what in the concrete pierced into my heart and why.
While our current houses look much more comfortably than that cabin, yet the heart bend towards "Log Cabin with Sod Roof" The past hardships dress up with the lost romantic and thus the real miracles indwell the museums.
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