Tuesday, May 14, 2019
This cabin was originally constructed in 1869 when Ol' Spot and his wife moved here, built the cabin and lived by trapping otter, mink, fox, beaver, and other fur bearing animals. The area became trapped out by 1874, so he built a saw mill and harvested trees to construct local houses and businesses. He sold the cabin and 1,200 acres that is now Oakwood State Park for $1,800 in 1886. The cabin has recently been maintained by Oakwood State Park accounting for its good condition.