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Texas Man's Purchase may be Piece of History

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GARDEN CITY, Utah (AP) -- A Texas man who bought a cabin in northern Utah on the Internet believes he may have purchased a piece of Mormon history.

Scott O'Neill's bid of $1,025 got him the two-level, four-room building near Bear Lake that may date back to the community's earliest days.

He was looking online for a cabin in Alaska and thought the Utah building was likely a replica. With some extensive cleaning and repairs, he figured it would make a good vacation home for his family.

But O'Neill, a police officer from Lubbock, Texas, did some checking and thinks the cabin could be an original pioneer structure from the 1800s.

He is considering a proposal to move the cabin into the heart of Garden City, where it would be converted into a store for local quilts, paintings and other artwork, next to a bed and breakfast.

Information from: Standard-Examiner

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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