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This little building, known as the Seb Walters Wash House, was originally located on the left fork of Johnson's Fork, specifically on Seb Walters Branch.  Todd Preston sort of fell in love with this little building during one of his deer hunting sojourns in this hollow.  Dour Holbrooks purchased the property a few years ago, and donated this little beauty to our Pioneer Village.  It was probably used at one time as a meat or smoke house, as the salt from this operation had fallen on the floor, and the wild animals had devoured some of the flooring after it was left vacant.  Hanging on the walls were signs, "Wash Hands Here," and "Hang Towels Here," so we can assume it became sort of a bath house at a later time.  A letter was found in this house that had been mailed from the Cincinnati, Ohio area from some of the family that migrated north.  They were mighty homesick, but were encouraging other family members to come and get jobs there.  This cabin is now used for electrical hookups and a tool house.

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