Log cabins sturdy as West Virginians - West Virginia Strong

Log cabins sturdy as West Virginians

Did you know the origins of the traditional one-room log cabin found across West Virginia? The log house had its roots with Germanic immigrants, who were used to building with timber. They shared this knowledge with Scotch-Irish and English pioneers who came from a place where timber was scarce.

The result in West Virginia, according to a West Virginia Explorer article, was a solid house of timbers, carved square then stacked, creating sturdy and durable log cabins “said to match the temper of West Virginians themselves.”

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