Early American settlers found building log cabins the best way of providing housing for them selves, and their families, was to cut down trees and assemble them into a log cabin. Nothing fancy, the wood did not need to be turned into planks, just use the whole tree trunk. It provided warmth in the winter and for the most part kept rain and snow out. Today log cabins actually represent the wealthy, people who can afford to put up log cabins to vacation in, often reaching several stories tall with central heat and air. A far cry from the original one room cabins meant to provide shelter until something more permanent could be built. This day was created by Virginia Handy in 1986 as a part of the Bad Axed Historical Society/Log Cabin Society.
How to celebrate – Build your own log cabin. Get some Lincoln Logs. Become a pioneer!