Historians Deem Log Cabin Pleasant Grove's First

Historians Deem Log Cabin Pleasant Grove's First

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PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (AP) -- Historians believe they have found the first log cabin ever built in Pleasant Grove -- dating back before 1850.

Last December, developer Joe Spencer bought property near 200 South 500 East and found an old log cabin behind the house. After research, members of the Pleasant Grove Historic Preservation Commission determined it's the first log cabin ever built within city limits.

Historic Preservation Commission President Mildred Sutch says Orlando Herron built the small log cabin before the first settlers arrived in Pleasant Grove in 1850.

Sutch says the cabin is about 14 feet by 16 feet and made from hand-hewn logs presumably taken from the local mountains.

Spencer says he will donate the structure to the city. The historic committee will move the cabin near the historic school house in Pioneer Park. Sutch says the cabin will be open to the public for tours.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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