Frontier Homestead

29Aug09

Theme: Historic

This is called the Abner Hollow Cabin, located within The Rowe Woods Cincinnati Nature Center.  Unfortunately, I was unble to find very much information about the history of the cabin, but it was a pleasant discovery made while hiking through the nature center’s woods with Max, my son. 

My imagination is always captivated by old log cabins.  I love to imagine how the people must have lived.  The setting of this particular cabin was simply gorgeous and actually quite romantic.  It was in a large grassland area, surrounded by woods.  Within a hundred feet of the cabin was a small, but very alive pond that just glistened in the evening light.  The cabin was actually open, so Max and I could walk through it.  It was crudely and sparsely furnished- I simply can’t imagine how families could live that way.  It makes you truly realize the strength, perserverance, and toughness of our frontier people.

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2 Responses to “Frontier Homestead”

  1. 1 Danudin

    Somewhere out of the weather where you could shoot at anyone that was hunting you and of course, it had to be skunk proof, what more could a family want.

  2. 2 tmcchesney

    Beautiful, Erica! Love this image. You are right, this image provokes so many stories, it really gives you a new appreciation of how strong our ancestors must have been! Gorgeous!


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