Photo, Print, Drawing Log cabins in Lolo National Forest, Montana

About this Item

Title
Log cabins in Lolo National Forest, Montana
Contributor Names
Wasson, George (Collector)
Mussulman, Joe (Collector)
Wasson, George (Photographer)
Created / Published
Lolo National Forest, Montana, July 9, 1979
Subject Headings
-  United States -- Montana -- Lolo National Forest
-  Photographs
-  Ethnography
Genre
Photographs
Ethnography
Notes
-  These log cabins are used by miners and trappers; The US Forest Service's policy is to let cabins like these "expire gracefully" although there is some discussion about getting some of these cabins put on the National Register.
-  Note: Online digital image numbers may be offset by 1 or 2 digits from the film negative frame numbers.
-  Index data: Film negative frame numbers, descriptions: 1-37, all photographs document log cabins in Lolo National Forest; the log sheet states that "these log cabins are used by miners and trappers" although it may be that this usage had ceased by 1979; the notes also report that "the US Forest Service's policy is to let cabins like these 'expire gracefully' although there is some discussion about getting some of these cabins put on the National Register of Historic Places. These pictures were taken by [University of Oregon Professor] George Wasson when he visited the area with US Forest Service employee, Joe Mussulman ([who is] also a University of Montana professor). There are two cabins pictured: Carron Creek Cabin in the Welcome Creek Wilderness in Lolo National Forest. Township 10 degrees N, Range 17 degrees W, NE corner of SW quarter of Section 29. This information supplied by Mussulman; map information corresponds to USFS maps. The other cabin is the Cinnabar Creek Cabin, located in Township 9 degrees N, Range 17 degrees W, NE corner of NW quarter of Section 4. This cabin is probably 34 years old and is much newer than the Carron Creek Cabin." Visual description by frame number: 1-7, parts of a log cabin that has collapsed; 8-25, log cabin with a door in the center of the gable-end wall, no external decoration, segment of roof broken at one gable end (may be Carron Creek Cabin); 12-14, interior view of same cabin including table and stove; 17-18, steel device exterior to cabin, fastened to post fastened to a tree, with spring and other fittings (function not documented in photographer's notes); 26-37, log cabin with off center door in one gable-end wall, with some decorations (e.g., elk antlers) and gear on the exterior, deep roof overhang (may be the Cinnabar Creek Cabin); 37, interior view with stove, benches, pail, and basin, suggesting current use of some type.
Medium
35 mm black-and-white film negatives
Call Number/Physical Location
Call number: AFC 1981/005: 1_22708
Source Collection
Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Language
English
Online Format
image
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Wasson, George, Joe Mussulman, and George Wasson. Log cabins in Lolo National Forest, Montana. Lolo National Forest Montana United States, 1979. Lolo National Forest, Montana, July 9. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_01_22708/.

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Wasson, G., Mussulman, J. & Wasson, G. (1979) Log cabins in Lolo National Forest, Montana. Lolo National Forest Montana United States, 1979. Lolo National Forest, Montana, July 9. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_01_22708/.

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Wasson, George, Joe Mussulman, and George Wasson. Log cabins in Lolo National Forest, Montana. Lolo National Forest, Montana, July 9. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981005_01_22708/>.