Friday, February 11, 2011

John Oliver Cabin



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

John Oliver and his wife, Lurany, were the first settlers in what is now Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. They purchased their land in 1826, and later built this cabin. The John Oliver Cabin is a popular stop on the Cades Cove Loop.

47 comments:

A Lady's Life said...

Is it a tourist place now?
It's upkept nicely and would certainly be a nice place to visit

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

The chimney on that cabin is gorgeous!!! Love this photo George!!!

Maria said...

The photo is wonderful, George! The chimnes too. Happy weekend!

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Maria said...

The photo is wonderful, George! The chimnes too. Happy weekend!

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Fred Alton said...

I love to stop there and sit on the porch in silence, thinking of those hardy settlers and their simpler way of life.

imac said...

Interesting info George, lets see more please.

Sandra said...

this is a place i would love to visit. i love all log cabins and this one is specail

Indrani said...

That is interesting. Something so old and seems to be in good condition too.

Small City Scenes said...

It's beautiful---I hope I age as well. LOL MB

KathyA said...

Can just picture the place in its heyday -- kids in the yard, chickens, the business of daily rural life...

London Is Cool said...

Looks like a great place to not only visit, but a wonderful home to spend a few weeks in, escaping from the hustle and bustle of big city life. I just love all those trees and greenery...


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Lynda said...

For that time - - and maybe this one, too - - that's a pretty substantial cabin, isn't it? Can you imagine being in the mountains throughout the winter - - oh wait, you are! But at least we don't experience the isolation our ancestors did - - - snowbound - - -wait for spring for better travel conditions.

Lily Riani said...

i hope its a tourist place. it look nice and cosy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

What a cute place.I can see this spot being a favourite of many photographers.
Ruth

Kay said...

I love to visit places like this. Northern California has more of this kind of thing than Southern California does. I love anything "old and historic".

Pat - Arkansas said...

I love log houses, and often wished to live in one (maybe I still do), but more along the lines of those built by multimillionaires in Aspen, CO. LOL

I continue to be amazed at how oftentimes large families lived in such small spaces. Not so much "stuff," I'd venture to say.

Reader Wil said...

I like those houses. I watched "Little House on the Prairie"and this reminds me of those series. These houses are very charming.

Kim, USA said...

Is this available for tourist to stay? I like this place looks very peaceful. Thanks for the visit!
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Ginny said...

I do like that chimney!!

rainfield61 said...

I always like a historical place, it tells stories.

SandyCarlson said...

Rugged souls! Amazing things can come from humble beginnings.

LV said...

I enjoy seeing old houses or barns wherever they are. In this case, the chimney was almost as big as the side of the house.

Leovi said...

A beautiful paradise must be a delight to live there.Saludos.

troutbirder said...

Yes we've been there. But only in June after school was out. I want to return in the spring when the azaleas are in bloom. :)

Carletta said...

I've seen this many times. In good weather it would have been lovely. In winter, not so much. :)

Lrong said...

Looks very charming, this cottage...

EG Wow said...

It's hard to imagine today how people lived in such small spaces! I enlarged the photo but the log cabin still seemed to small for me to live comfortably in. :))

Magia da Inês said...

Olá, amigo!
Esse é um lindo lugar para passear e fotografar... a paisagem é muito bonita.
Amei a cor da flor (lírio?) da postagem anterior... nesse tom eu nunca tinha visto.
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil.♫♫° ·.
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°º♫

Janie said...

This looks like a fascinating place. Love the fence, and the huge stone chimney.

Alan said...

It looks so peaceful there. I want to live there :)

Lovely photo!

Ann said...

This is even older than the first White man who came to Sarawak in 1839 and became the Rajah/king of Sarawak in 1841.

Are you allowed to go inside?

Kirigalpoththa said...

Very interesting!

Life Ramblings said...

looks like a great place to find some solitude.

Chris said...

A great place to visit George. I cn imagine a great blazing fire in winter. Can you tell me the reason for the wood being stacked like it is. Is it fencing or firewood drying out?

Ryan said...

What a Cosy looking wee place, I hope it's still in their family.

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

That cabin is lovely.
Gorgeous photo, George!

Happy VL's Day!

Tammie Lee said...

that surely is a wonderful tiny cabin, i love the fireplace.

~mel said...

That's a neat little cabin ~ and I love the rail fencing around it. Just wanted to pop in and wish you and your lovely bride a Happy Valentine's Day!

Sey said...

That is a very interesting and historical post. The cabin looks attractive

Rajesh said...

Wonderful hiostorical monument.

Debbie Smith said...

There is just sooo much history in your area! And of course it is beautiful! I can't wait to possibly relocate there and enjoy for myself!
Have a fabulous day!

Debbie Smith said...

And, I love your header picture by the way!!!

Ash said...

Wow, this lovely cabin has so much character and personality!

Cheryl said...

I would enjoy a visit here. How simple a house but I am sure it was a home filled with love!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

The simplicity of life back in the 1800s always amazes me.

KleinsteMotte said...

Wonder if it was better in those days. I love the Smokey Mountain area.

Sunny said...

My kind of place! Love the fence too.
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