Historic log cabin is moved down the road

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A construction company in the US has explained how it was able to save an historic log cabin by carefully dismantling it and moving it to a new site.

Duane Thorsteinson said that his construction outfit had to lift 13 huge, 5,000-pound sections of the log cabin before carrying them a mile down the road.

Speaking to the Bismarck Tribune, he noted that the old logs were still in excellent condition.

"They looked like they were brand new," said Mr Thorsteinson. "Because of the porches, three-fourths of them never saw sunlight."

The log cabin in question is the Eaton Lodge in North Dakota, which is thought to be between 80 and 120 years old.

According to the newspaper, the log cabin was once a social gathering spot in Little Missouri River country and later became the main meeting and dining facility of Badlands Ministries, a spiritual youth camp.

The log cabin is due to be reassembled at the camp's new, nearby location.

Posted by Martin Corby   - 18 October 2010
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