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John Oliver Cabin- Cades Cove
  John Oliver Cabin- Cades Cove, TN
John Oliver Cabin- Cades Cove, TN
First building as you go around the Cades Cove Loop. One of the oldest log homes in the park, the Oliver place remained in the family until the park was established. Architecturally, it reflects the techniques and skills of European immigrants and represents a style typically found on the eastern frontier in the mid-1850s. The cabin contains no pegs or nails because gravity locks them together. The open spaces between the logs (chinks) were filled with mud to seal out the rain and wind. The small windows and doors conserved heat and maintained the building's strength.
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Christina N. Seuser
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    Very cool image and very interesting descriptions, I feel like I learned a lot :)

6/28/2012 12:34:32 AM

Kay E. Mahoney
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Nice capture, Carol. Neat looking cabin. Love the information.

6/28/2012 5:20:57 AM

Tiia Vissak
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a wonderful shot!

6/28/2012 7:50:11 AM

David Phalen
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Terrific capture and info!! Well done!!

6/28/2012 10:47:31 AM

Mike Clime
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Pretty capture and nice comp with the fence, Carol!

6/28/2012 11:50:59 AM

Carol L. Fowler
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Beautiful reminder of my last home state. (I just moved from Knoxville- about 32 miles from Cades Cove and am now clear across the country in Montana.)

6/28/2012 6:16:49 PM

Chris Ebben
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A beautiful image & very interesting info about it's past. Just my size house!!! Good work=^..^=

6/28/2012 8:02:45 PM

Neal D. Hatcher
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Beautiful capture and info.

6/28/2012 8:38:08 PM

Terry Cervi
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What wonderful detail and color in this fantastic shot, Carol!

6/28/2012 9:09:20 PM

Carol Teal
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Thank you all for your kind comments and support! Carol, funny you lived in Knoxville! Where abouts did you live? My son was born at the Baptist hospital in Knoxville. We lived on the outskirts (New Market) near Jefferson City so we were really close to the Smokies. Left there in late '98. My best friend still lives in Knoxville so we always visit her while visiting my parents in AL.

Chris, that is the perfect size house for cleaning! Shouldn't take too long! Seeing all the old cabins makes me think how tough it had to be to live back in those days. No electricity, no cars, no plumbing. Its hard to believe how far we have come since those days!

6/28/2012 10:24:58 PM

Barbara Waldoch
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Wonderful shot, Carol!

6/29/2012 12:38:34 AM

Amanda J. Tanner
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Beautiful image and the history is amazing when you look at how they lived back then. I was in Cades Cove in May and I enjoyed seeing these cabins. Nice work Carol.

6/30/2012 4:12:55 AM

Katherine Kuhn
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Great capture of this old cabin, Carol -- a real piece of the past!

6/30/2012 8:56:26 AM

Heather Loewenhardt
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I love the way you used the fencing to frame this cabin. Great colour and textures to boot.

7/8/2012 11:36:52 AM

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Lovely capture and details, Carol.

7/29/2012 2:48:06 PM

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