Pioneer Cabin in Terrace, Minnesota

The tiny town of Terrace, Minnesota, is an old settlement that retains many of its historic buildings. While most well-known for its 1870s mill (which will be featured in another post), much of the settlement is listed on the national register of historic places.

This tiny cabin is identified as one of the original homes in the settlement, although it was originally located across the river near the mill. (It was relocated in the 1980s.) Built in the Scandinavian style using notched logs without nails, this tiny building was once a family home.

Pioneer cabin in Terrace, Minnesota - ExplorationVacation.net

While this was a nice home for an isolated pioneer settlement this time period, I really can’t imagine raising a family here. Can you?

Linking to Travel Photo Thursday at Nancie’s Budget Travelers Sandbox and travel photos from around the world.

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5 thoughts on “Pioneer Cabin in Terrace, Minnesota

  1. What a beautiful setting! I agree, would be a little cozy for a family. Thanks for linking up this week. #TPThursday

  2. I guess back then, people spent so much of their time outside unless it was winter that such a small cabin may not have been so bad? A few weeks sharing a hotel room with my family of 5 is enough to drive me batty. I wonder what types of windows that cabin had originally. Glass?

    1. There is a lot of winter here. . . I really can’t imagine it, but you are right in that most things probably weren’t done inside – no sitting around watching TV back then! I wondered about the windows too. I’m guessing they were added/enlarged later. I’ll have to do some research on pioneer cabins.

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