Frontier Log Cabin

The American frontier opened when colonists came to America to start new lives, it represented freedom to live a life with less government oversight, and the opportunity to own land and accumulate whatever fortune they could. As the new land was settled, the frontier moved through the years from the east cost to the west. The frontier officially closed in 1890 when the census bureau broadcast that the land was fully settled.

Moving into a undeveloped new frontier, meant hard living and rough finishes for basic necessities, such as housing. Without a sawmill to cut their lumbar into boards, small houses were built using the whole tree trunk, and filled in with mud to keep out as much wind and cold as possible. Over time, as the community grew, skilled woodworkers developed, and more modern houses were built. But wherever the frontier was, the log cabin was sure to be the first dwelling built.

Growing up in a log cabin on the frontier, didn’t mean that you would never make anything of yourself, you might even become president like Abe Lincoln.
Some of the more well-known frontiersmen include Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Louis Joliet & Jean Nicolet.