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Scholars Day 2005, Wednesday, April 13

The History Of The Log Cabin And Its Influence On American Culture

This McNair Scholar presentation will highlight the history of the log cabin and its influence upon American culture. From its origins as temporary housing to the humble home of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the claborate "camps" of the Adirondacks, the log cabin has been a symbol of the pioneer spirit of America and the rugged, can-do mentality of those who explored its frontiers. This paper will detail this history, as well as suggest how this nostalgic structure is still a viable, practical alternative to other architectural forms.

Presenter: Shlynn Ciciotti (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Art History
Location: 204 Holmes
Time: 10 am (Session I)