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  • Kentucky point
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    The original cabin? Yes. It was re-roofed back in the 1900s. It was in use until about 1945.

    The red roofed one was fixed in the 1970s.

  • clovisoid
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    It's pretty amazing that those old Kentucky cabins are still around, and as evidenced by the interior of that one, were used well into the 1900's. (Exterior is old, interior with pink walls might have come in the 1940's or 50's, or later.)

    Might not have been stairs originally, could have just been a ladder. Eventually when it was just grandma & grandpa in the cabin, they wouldn't have gone upstairs as much and the ladder was moved when they moved out.

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  • SGT.Digger
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    That has been reroofed at some point if from 1700โ€™s . No tin roofs back then

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  • Kentucky point
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    Originally posted by GraceGraham View Post
    Wooooow, did you just say 1700s? I mean, just take a look at it, it is in a really amazing state for such an old building. I am trully amazed.
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    This house is located about 30 miles away. It was built in 1797 by a revolutionary war soldier, and had a wealth of interesting things happen there over the years.

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  • Uncle Trav
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    Very cool. Iโ€™ve always had an affinity for old log cabins. Awhile back I stayed at Charit Creek Lodge in the Big South Fork area of Tennessee. The main part of the log lodge was built in 1817. No power, cell phones or distractions. The only way to get there is either hiking or horseback. You can literally feel the history in a place like that.
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  • GraceGraham
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    Wooooow, did you just say 1700s? I mean, just take a look at it, it is in a really amazing state for such an old building. I am trully amazed. And the place looks also really good for detecting. I would actually like to find such an oldie somewhere around the area. I remember back when I was living in Maryland, we have found a 1800s house and we tried to renovate it actually. We even called for the services of https://city2surfroofing.com.au/roof-repairs-sydney/ which is the best roof repairs company in the area.
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  • SurfaceHunter
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    Probably stolen or sold. I would guess it was a nice one

  • Josie
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    I know I've read that! Crazy!

  • Kentucky point
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    It doesn't look like anyone's been inside for many years. I am curious to know what's upstairs, because for the life of me, I couldn't find any staircase when I looked inside through the windows!

  • Kentucky point
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    That's some good ol' country insulation! In Germany, during the terrible post World War one economic crisis, the paper money was so worthless that the Germans used it in their walls as insulation. Could you imagine that?

  • Josie
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    What pretty property .I've seen newspaper used in old cabins in NC and TN

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  • SurfaceHunter
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    I see a baseboard pulled up I bet in the old days they use to hide their money any place they could find. I have Permisson to go in the old home but itโ€™s so rotted I think I will just swing the outside in the yard. Sometimes there looks like people have been living in it at night so Iโ€™m cautious and you should be also. Good luck

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  • Kentucky point
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    Originally posted by tomf View Post
    That's a classic cabin in a wonderful setting.

    Do you have any info about it's history?

    I think you are going find some interesting things.


    The back door is wide open, and you can see inside. The owner has several signs that say "Unsafe to enter" but that hasn't stopped some vandals from going inside and taking whatever was of value and breaking the windows. Anyways, I poked my head in there, and took these pics of the fireplace, and the door. You can see that the wallpaper has a flowery print, and if you zoom in, you can see newspaper they used for insulation. I want to go see what the headlines were about...

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    Just look at that cool hearth.


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    You can see how they locked their door at the top left of the door. The light spots on the wood walls are newspaper. If you zoom in, you can read the headlines, but not the date or print.


    I just looked at google maps, and found a house that I somehow didn't see about a mile away, and up another road. They might be the owners, but I'll still leave a note.

    As for the well, it seems bottomless. I couldn't see the bottom.

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  • Kentucky point
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    We are just going to leave a note on the porch, with our names and phone number, and what we want. I'm pretty sure we'll get a call.

  • 2ndoldman
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    Even if you find nothing, that place is a gem.

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