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Wakatomika, Ohio Old Log Cabin
This Beautifull Hand Hewn Old Log Cabin Comes From An Area Of Ohio That Is Steeped in Early Settler HistoryThe craftmanship of this old Ohio log cabin is superb and is a testament to the skill of the early log cabin builders. Click here for a brief history of the area in which this old log cabin was located.
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Front and Side showing Skillful Corner Notching, note how straight corner is on this Old Ohio Log Cabin.
Front view of Ohio Double Pen Log Cabin showing large Hand Hewn Logs.
Back of Ohio Log Cabin after additions where removed. Many Old Log Cabins have had extra openings added over the years. Our Log Cabin Company can modify these openings to suit your needs.
Large Hewn Oak Logs used in building this Vintage Ohio Cabin.
Hand Hewn Oak sill is still like new, thanks to the siding that covered the Antique Cabin.
Note the beautiful color and rich grain look still present on the interior of the logs, after a short rain shower washed off the white wash used by the original owners.
More rich wood grain on Hand Hewn Oak log. The Hand Hewing on these logs is the smoothest we've ever encountered. This represents how skilled the Old Log Cabin builders where, using only hand tools that where even made by hand.
Steeple style Corner Notch showing crafsmanship of Ohio Log Cabin builders. Counting the growth rings shows age of Oak Tree when it was fell for Log Cabin Construction. Vintage Log appears to be over 175 years old when cut. This means the tree was a sapling in mid 1600's.
BRIEF HISTORY: Wakatomika is named after the Shawnee village of Wakatomika, which was located along the Muskingum River near the present day site of Dresden, Ohio. The site of this Shawnee (Native American) village known as Wakatomika, which gave its name to Wakatomika Creek, the creek that empties into the Muskingum River near the northern edge of the village. These were the eastern-most of the Shawnee villages, and the home of the most hostile of that tribe. David Zeisberger, the Moravian missionary, preached there in 1773 in an effort to convert them; but the wrongs done to Chief Logan and other Ohio Native Americans were discussed at this place with much rancor, and war parties had been going out from here against the white settlers in spite of attempts by the Delaware (tribe) to intercede. On August 7, 1774, Colonel Angus McDonald brought 400 men from Fort Pittsburg in the Wakatomika Campaign of Lord Dunmore's War to fight the Shawnee. The settlement of Wakatomika, as well as four, other villages was burned to the ground and three chiefs were taken prisoner.