Miracles and Gratitude Day 11


  • having a camera
  • learning about history
  • being able to put myself in someone else’s shoes

Two days ago, we were at Falling Springs, south of Winona, Missouri. I photographed the log cabin there, while thinking about what it must have been like so many years ago.

The road in now is curvy, hilly, and rocky. Can you imagine going there in a covered wagon or on horseback or on foot?

Building a house and a mill without a lumberyard or electric tools must have been some hard work. And then, getting the equipment there to run the mill? My goodness, I bet that took some doing!

One thing I love about the log cabin is the doorways.

log cabin at Falling Springs
front door on log cabin at Falling Springs
front door looking out

Another cool thing I really love, is the windows.

log cabin at Falling Springs

This huge window is on the back wall. The spring and mill are out that window and to the left.

big window looking out
another view of big window looking out
big window looking in

What a tremendous view from those windows it must have been. The cabin sits right near the water, with trees all around. It’s gorgeous going there now, so back then I bet it was really something to see.

Miracle photos:

Inside the mill~

inside Falling Springs Mill
Falling Springs Mill, near Winona Missouri
view of the inside of Falling Springs Mill and the water wheel out the window

Why are those photos a miracle to me? Because someone was able to get all of equipment up and running like 100 years ago, way back in the woods.

Thanks for reading!


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** all photographs and writing are mine

15 thoughts on “Miracles and Gratitude Day 11

    • Hi! Can you imagine? I always go back to thinking about the Little House on the Prairie stories of Pa having to cut down the trees, drag them to the building site, cut notches in them, build walls, chimneys, a roof, and most had dirt floors. I’d love to know what they put over the doors and windows in this log cabin. I might look it up and see if there’s any history. Makes me wonder if that big back window was always so large.

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      • I always watched that show and loved it. That was a huge back window. We have a log cabin at Heritage Park, the oldest house in that city and it was moved to that park for people to see it. They have a little tour once or twice a year and the rest of the time it is closed up tight, but just the front door and two small windows on this log cabin. They must not have had much protection from the elements in your log cabin with that big back window.


  1. It is so cool that you can go into the cabin and see it up close. Think how cozy it would have been on a snowy day, looking out. And yes, it is a miracle that the mill was constructed back then.

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  2. Loved your pictures today and your narrative! It really is a miracle to see what was created before the industrial revolution!! So great that these things are appreciated by you and others.

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