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We are proud to announce the New Cragg Cabin is completed.
The Dedication and Donation of the Cabin was made prior to the Cabin
Festival June 4, 2022. The Prairie Partners are very proud to be able to
secure the needed funds for this endeavor. We hope the Cabin will last for
many years giving many opportunities to teach Illinois history as it was
lived in the early days of the settling of this territory now known as
New Cragg Cabin as PHotographed by Mike Davis.
White Oak logs are on site for the beginning of rebuilding the Cragg Cabin. Bark has been stripped, and logs are ready for the next step. 54% of the $56,500 needed has been received.
Our builder, Todd Daggett has completed the removal of the bark and the sap wood. The next step is to cut the logs to fit the size of the new cabin. If the weather would work with us, Todd thinks in one month, we will be moving the cabin to the park and tear down the old one.
Removal of the bark is labor intensive, done primarily with hand tools.
Pictures: Todd removes the bark from the logs and also, we show how Todd moves the logs in the lay-down area.
know that our Builder Todd Daggett is as proud as
we are to be able to pass the cabin on to the
Goose Lake Prairie Park where it will be cared
for with loving hands