POLK COUNTY MUSEUM
The Log Cabin, located on the grounds of the Museum, was built in 1867. It is a two-story building that oral history suggests was designed as a country store but was always used as a home. In the 1980s it was moved from its location in the woods between Bolivar and Aldrich (southwestern part of Polk County) to the Museum grounds.
A view of the Log Cabin with the Gazebo in the background.
This view of the Log Cabin is from the front doorway looking into the house.
The bed at the side of the Log Cabin. At the back of the head of the bed is the enclosed stairway leading to the second floor. It is kept closed for safety reasons.
A view of the cabin standing at the back door. The wood cookstove is in the far corner.
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