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.
Another cool thing I really love, is the windows.
This huge window is on the back wall. The spring and mill are out that window and to the left.
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.
Inside the mill~
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.