National Log Cabin Day


logcabin-01Log cabins have long been a symbol of American frontier spirit.  They have also been a part of politics in this country. Seven early Presidents were born in log cabins. The humble structures have also been used in partisan politics, beginning in 1840 with the Whig campaign of William Henry Harrison and into the current era with the Log Cabin Republicans.

Because this is the last Sunday in June, today is National Log Cabin Day in the US.  Thankfully, the focus is not so much on politics as it is about enjoying a very simple lifestyle, at least for a day. Log Cabin Day is more about spending the day at a log cabin. Some people are fortunate enough to own a small cabin.  Others have reserved or otherwise rent a small log cabin at a state park.  The idea is to capture a small sample of life in America…

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