Catch a glimpse of a time when life was, in many ways, much simpler – but also more difficult. Days were spent doing chores necessary just to survive. Children played with toys made from common materials like corn husks, sticks, and rocks. Homes were lit by oil lamps at night, and people were so tired that even thin mattresses were no obstacle to a good night’s sleep.
This particular cabin, comprising two rooms, was constructed of longleaf pine in the 1830s and occupied for a century, with the last family to live there filling it to overflowing with 15 people. In 1959, the structure was relocated from neighboring Troup County to Callaway Gardens, where it serves as a reminder of the challenges our forefathers faced on a daily basis.
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