Day 126

Log schoolhouse

July 31st, 2010

Built in 1878


  1. deanna valenti meyer says:

    That’s a very neat building…I’m hoping the town is giving it lots of love so it will continue to stand for years to come.

    You’re up pretty late Matt…I wonder if you’ve hit PST.

    • Lori says:

      Matt will hit Pacific (Daylight right now) Time, when he crosses the MT/ID border. Depending on which forest service road he chooses, that will either be Thompson Pass (MT Hwy 471) or Forest Svc. Road 7623 a little south of there. The forest svc. road is more isolated & rough (like E. of St. Ignatius), and Thompson Pass is paved. The view is spectacular on both.

  2. Gigi says:

    Love it in it’s simplicity.

  3. Karen Too says:

    Great sign on the school: Plains Womens’ Club. We’re Doing Things.

  4. J e f f says:

    woo hoo…number 4 poster I rock. A national treasure on this one.

  5. Roe says:

    Still MST?

  6. Candice in Alabama says:

    Wow! Another great structure. Look at those square cut logs! Looks to be very sturdy!

  7. phyllis from mississippi says:

    kool!!! wish we could have peeked inside!

  8. Don in Tennessee says:

    All of these old structures are neat.

    If you are ever in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – please take a day and drive the 11 mile on way Cades Cove Loop Road. There are oldlog homes, churches, a mill, cemeteries and all kind of wildllfe. I have mentioned it previously. There are also hikes of short distances to waterfalls and longer hikes as well. There is also horseback riding available, a picnic area and a camping area adjacent to the road. Go early to avoid crowds. You can walk and ride bikes (your own or rent) around the loop also – but there are some tough hills to climb.

    These structures were owned by the residences who lived in this area before the National Park was formed.

    This park is the only one that does not charge an entrance fee. This was a promise to the people who had to move from their homes and the promise has been kept for 75 years!

  9. Dennis in So Cal says:

    Interesting that they put a potted plant in front of the door.

  10. Jim says:

    Its great to see old buildings like this in such good condition. Interesting that you passed by this building on the same day I spent the weekend at a friend’s place helping him catalog all the parts for our old telescope, also built in 1878, for a restoration project.

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