Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Remember these two log cabins back in May?

The archives folks at the King Museum
asked last month, in this space, if anyone had any information about the origins of these two historic log cabins, on the west side of King's 6th Concession (Weston Road) between the 16th and 17th Sideroads.   I received a comment a few days ago on that blog entry from Bert Duclos of Kettleby.   Bert is one of King Township's residents who knows as much about King's history as anyone else I know.   Bert passed on the following info.   The house pictured on the right (at top), is located at 15,040 Weston Road and was built 156 years ago in 1860.   The house pictured on the right (below), is located further south at 14,600 Weston Road.   It was built in 1870.   Bert's understanding is that both cabins served loggers of the forest that covered what was sarcastically named Happy Valley during its mid-19th century logging heyday.
It will be interesting to see if this 
information leads to other significant clues about the origins and histories
of these two remarkable buildings.
Thanks for the input, Bert.

Please comment if you wish.
Barry Wallace

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