Wednesday, March 19, 2008

History of Our Log Cabin Site




















I love historical photos and was especially interested to know the history of the town where our log cabin is being built. We are technically in the city of Waters, but have a Gaylord address. In the late 1800's, the town was originally established as Bradford Lake. It was later renamed Waters. The White Pines and hardwoods of Bradford Lake attracted the numerous lumber mills that were established in the city in the late 1800's. The pictures above depict the lumber workers and log cabins from this area. I had the Otsego County Historical museum scan some old photos for me from this era. I am going to frame and hang them in our log cabin as a history reminder.

5 comments:

Jessica said...

What an awesome idea to frame them for the cabin! When we were vacationing in Grayling last month we drove up to Gaylord one day and had lunch. I really enjoyed the town.

reliv4life said...

I love the new look! This is fabulous!! inspirational, isn't it?

Shellmo said...

Reliv - Thank you! You hit the nail on the head! I am feeling very inspired.
S.

April's Place said...

Wow, what a wonderful idea!!! Love the historical pictures.

Jen said...

Very very cool!!
Can't wait to see what frames you pick out.