Welcome To Pilgrims and Pioneers!

After many years of researching my family geneaology I have been lucky enough to discover actual information about my relatives that lived in the Pilgrim Era and the Pioneer Era- while many people also have realtives from those eras- many do not know their names or where they lived- actually seeing the proof in print makes you much more aware of who they really were.
After discovering these relatives it of course made me curious to learn more about the eras that they lived in and what their lives were like as, the history I learned in grade school had long since been forgotten.
I decided to start this blog for others who are also interested in these eras.
Some of the information here will be actual facts about my realtives and some will be information about the eras in general that I have found on the web.
I hope you will enjoy traveling back in time with me!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Early Settler's Log Cabin


Pioneer Log cabin's were often small and cramped and very primitive. With that being said it created a warm and cozy togetherness for the families that lived inside.

Imagine your self sitting by the fire in an old wooden rocker in the cabin's great room. A braided rug under your feet, herbs drying on a rack on the wall, a pitcher and bowl to wash in sitting on the dry sink, and the wonderful smell of apples and cinnamon cooking in the big pot hanging in the fireplace! In this day of fast paced lives I long to Simplify!

The cabin in the photo is from Chaplin Creek a restored historic village in Franklin Grove, Il.

2 comments:

I Play Outside The Box Blog said...

How truly wonderful it felt to place myself in that cabin, just for that moment. When you said..."In this day of fast paced lives I long to Simplify!"....my eyes stung with tears. I believe the majority of people wish they could also "Simplify".

old world primitives said...

This is such a neat cabin - I would love to visit the whole village some day!

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