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Log Cabin Day

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Log Cabin Day

When : June 25th

Log Cabin Day brings you back to a quieter, simpler, more rugged era. A couple hundred years ago, life was far more rugged. Americans moving West (west at the time may have been Ohio, or Tennessee) found an untouched wilderness, filled with pristine forests. They built their homes out of logs. These log cabins were solid, long lasting, and served them well.

Life was rustic and simple. Heat was provided by an open fireplace, where they also cooked their meals. Need air conditioning in the summer? Just open the window (there wasn't any glass or screening). There was no electricity (no television, stereos or boom boxes blasting, or computers). And, plumbing? Just look back towards the woods to the outhouse. The path to it is well worn.

Log Cabin Day celebrates what was then the "Modern" home in America, and all of the lifestyle that accompanied it. Today is a day to appreciate the history and significance of log cabins. Visit them at historical museums today, or sometime this summer.

This Day in History June 25

Pope Cornelius is executed (beheaded) at Centumcellae. (253)

Gavriil Pribylov discovers St. George Island of the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea. (1786)

Virginia becomes the 10th state to ratify the United States Constitution. (1788)

Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer. (1876)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania millionaire Harry Thaw shoots and kills prominent architect Stanford White. (1906)

The United States Congress passes the Mann Act, which prohibits interstate transport of females for “immoral purposes”; the ambiguous language would be used to selectively prosecute people for years to come. (1910)

American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913. (1913)

World War II: France officially surrenders to Germany at 01:35. (1940)

The Holocaust: Jews in the Częstochowa Ghetto in Poland stage an uprising against the Nazis. (1943)

World War II: The Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in the Nordic Countries, begins. (1944)

World War II: United States Navy and Royal Navy ships bombard Cherbourg to support United States Army units engaged in the Battle of Cherbourg. (1944)

The final page of the comic Krazy Kat was published, exactly two months after its author George Herriman died. (1944)

The Diary of a Young Girl (better known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is published. (1947)

Long-Haired Hare, starring Bugs Bunny, is released in theaters. (1949)

The Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea. (1950)

Broadcasting of the first live global satellite television program: Our World (1967)

Mozambique achieves independence. (1975)

Missouri Governor Kit Bond issues an executive order rescinding the Extermination Order, formally apologizing on behalf of the state of Missouri for the suffering it had caused to the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. (1976)

Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia. (1991)

Kim Campbell is chosen as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and becomes the first female Prime Minister of Canada. (1993)

The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen. (1996)

In Clinton v. City of New York, the United States Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional. (1998)

The final steel beam of 4 World Trade Center is lifted into place in a ceremony. (2012)
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  • PMAY0313
    1758 days ago
    My grandparents lived in the oldest, continuously inhabited log cabin in OH. I slept in it on vacations for about 15 years. Indeed, it was a quieter, simpler, more rugged time.
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    1759 days ago
    We are getting back to a quieter if not simpler time Thursday. Taking our travel trailer to the mountains to camp for 5 days. Where we will be camped is on the emigrant trail to western Washington. We will have it a little easier than they did.
    1759 days ago
    Rats! I was thinking of Log Cabin Maple Syrup. Darn!


    Long-Haired Hare, starring Bugs Bunny, is released in theaters. (1949)

    (I love this skit.!)
    From Ali Baba Bunny (1957) :

    Bugs Bunny: Well, here we are! Pismo Beach and all the clams we can eat!

    Daffy Duck: What a way for a duck to travel. Underground. Hey, wait a minute! Since when is Pismo Beach inside a cave?

    [Daffy's eyes glaze over as he sees the treasure; Bugs doesn't notice it]

    Bugs Bunny: I wonder... You know, I just bet we shoulda turned left at Albuquerque, and then maybe a right turn at La Jolla. Hmm, er... Well, we can't be too far off, so if we...

    1759 days ago
    So glad we have Air Conditioning!
    1759 days ago
    Nothing blends into the countryside much better than a log home! I love the modern ones with all the exposed, sanded wood walls. emoticon
    1759 days ago
    Thanks for the information. Log homes are still popular in the area of northern Michigan where I live, of course they are complete with every modern convenience.
    1759 days ago
    emoticon Thanks
    1759 days ago
    Wonderfully informative as usual!

    Thanks, again!
    1759 days ago
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